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JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO. ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, December 7, ,908. 






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-rumisnea by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
December 10, 1908.' 

Pre.en^-His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dixon, 
Foreman Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Egan, Tick, 
Scully, Hurt, CuUerton, Zimmer, Fulton 
Erans Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss,' 
Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever' Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, Finn 
Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, Hey' 
Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, Thom- 
son, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clancy 
Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golombiewski, 
OGonnell, Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, 
Hunt Bihl, Kohout, Man, Race and 
Jborsberg. 

Ahsent~AU, Novak, Mclnerney and 
Burns. y 



At 7:30 o'clock, a quorum being pres- 
ent, the Mayor called the Council to 
order. 



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JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, November 30, 1908, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading of the same. 
The motion prevailed. 

Communications from the Kayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report from His 
Honor, the Mayoi^, containing a list of 
the names of persons released from the 



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JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

_ OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO. ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, December 7, ,908. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
-December 10, 1908.' 

P.e.e..-His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, ]\rcCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Egan, Fick' 
Scully, Hurt, Cullerton, Zimmer, Fulton' 
Erans Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss,' 
KTinz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever; Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, Finn 
laylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, Hey' 
Britten, Hahne, Kedwanz, Lhinn, Thom- 
son, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clancy, 
Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golombiewski, 
OGonnell, Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, 
Hunt Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race and 
-torsberg. 

Ahsent~A\d. Novak, Mclnerney and 
Burns, y 



QUORUM. 



At 7:30 o'clock, a quorum being pres- 
ent, the Mayor called the Council to 
order*. 






JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, November 30, 1908, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading of tb^ same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Kayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report from His 
Honor, lihe Mayw^, containing a list of 
the n^imes of persons released from the 



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louse of Correction during the week 
louse oi r 1Q08 too-ether witli 

ending December o, 1908, to^e 

the cause of each release 



Aid Foreman moved that the report 
be published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed, and it was so 
prdered. 
1 The following is the report: 

Mayor's Office^ 
I City of Chicago, December' 7, 1908. 
'^onoraUe City Council of tUe City of 
I Chicago'. ' .^x, i . t 

lereby report to your Honorable Body the 
tamel of persons imprisoned for v>o atron 
try ordinances, who have been released 
111 during the week ending Deoemb^ 
( 1908, together with the cause of such 

■elease : . 

Morris Halverson, re'-.sed tor wife. 
David Kernhan, rele^'.ed for wrfe. 
Tony Kasierski, released for mother. 

Moses Menfeld, released for wife 

C H. Church, released for Jas. Foley. 

Albert Sherry, released for wife. 

Frank Wallace, released for w.fe. 

Wnr. McClintock, released for Chas. 

Tas. Connors, released for John J. 

radley. 
John Bernero, released for John Me 

auley. . 

Harry Bowman, released for' A. An 

erson. 
Jas. Papass, released for Aid. Powers. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 



£„m the Mothers' Circle of the Centenary 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

I respectfully recommend that the same 
be referred to your Committee on Judi- 

ciary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 



also, 
The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, December 7, 1908. J 
^0 the HonoraUe, tM City Council: 

Gentl^men-I transmit herewith to 
.to Honorable Body a communication 



Mayor. 

4kl Foreman moved to refer the com- 
plication transmitted by His Honor, 

the Mayor, to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,^ 
Chicago, December 7, 1908.^ 
To the EonoraUe, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I transmit herewith reso- 
lutions sent to my office by the Austi. 

Public Policy Club, said resolutions re- 
lating to accidents at grade crossings of 
the Chicago and Oak Park Railway Com- 
pany and to the condition of that com- 
pany's cars, and I tespectfuUy recom- 
mend that said resolutions be referred to 
the Committee on Local Transportation. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 

ili ay or. 

Aid Foreman moved that the resolu- 
tion transmitted with the foregoing com- 
munication be referred to the Committee 
on Local Transportation. 
The motion prevailed. 
also. 
The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,| 
Chicago, December 7, 1908. J 
To the Bonorahle. the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from Aldis & Company relating to street 
.rades where street car tracks are bemg 
belaid and calling attention to the possi- 



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bility of damage to abutting real estate 
and I respectfully recommend that said 
communication be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the com- 
munication transmitted by His Honor, 
the Mayor, be published in the Journal 
and referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication : 

Aldis & Company," 
Chicago, III., December 5, 1908. 
HonoraNe Fred A. Busse, City Hall, Chi- 
cago : 

Dear Sir — Our firm wishes to call your 
attention to a matter of public impor- 
tance, which may affect very seriously a 
very large proportion of the finest and 
best buildings in the heart of Chicago, 
and w^hich, if not looked into carefully, 
may cause large and unnecessary expense 
to the owners of the buildings, and in 
some cases serious permanent injury to the 
buildings. This down town property, as you 
undoubtedly appreciate, is very fully as- 
sessed at the present time, probably more 
fully in comparison to its true value than 
any other class of property in the city, 
bears a large proportion of the taxes, and 
to a large extent now pays for cleaning 
the streets, etc. Many of the owners are 
/illing and anxious to bear their fair 
share in all undertakings of the city. 
The matter to which we wish to call youi' 
attention is one which has probably not 
been fully considered in all its bearings, 
and one which, it seems to us, can be 
adjusted. It is the grade of the new 
street car tracks and pavements which 
are being laid and will be laid in the 
down town streets. As we understand 
it, these are being laid upon a standard 
of grade of what has been previously es- 
tablished as the city datum. 



Many of the buildings, and in fact all 
except those more recently built upon 
caisson foundations, have settled to some 
extent. These buildings were built in 
the best method known at the time, under 
plans designed by the best architects and 
engineer's, and with the full approval of 
the City in all respects. There was no 
intentional fault in the matter. It is 
simply a condition which exists. In ad- 
dition to the settlement of the buildings, 
the streets have also settled in the center 
of Chicago. We understand that there 
is a divergence of opinion between com- 
petent engineers as to the cause of this 
settlement. A committee of experts was 
we believe appointed several years ago, 
which was inclined to lay the cause of 
the settlement to the building of the 
tunnels. The engineers of the tunnels, 
denied this and laid it to the buildings.. 
From wliichever cause it came, it was 
no one's intentional fault. Both the 
buildings and the tunnels were designed 
and built by competent engineers and in 
both caseSj as we understand it, under 
the authority of the City and in accor- 
dance with its ordinances. It is there- 
fore a condition which confronts us and 
nobody is particularly to blame in the 
matter. 

We also understand that there is some 
difference of opinion between surveyors 
and engineers of the city as to the pos- 
sible accuracy in establishing levels from 
existing bench marks, etc. We know 
of one case where two very prominent 
firtas of architects, building adjoining 
buildings at the same time and employ- 
ing different surveyors, differed by IVg 
inches, and no one has yet been able to 
determine which of the two surveyors 
was incorrect. 

But there is a practical and very 
serious result which will follow if the 
street car tracks are laid as they are 
now being laid upon what the City is 
giving as the proper' grade. It is already 
evident upon Dearborn and Adams streets 
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tracks are so laid and the pavements of 
the streets is sloped towards the curb at 
a proper incline, the street pavement in 
many cases is actually higher than the 
cur'b of the sidewalk, and higher than the 
curb of the sidewalk can be made unless 
the entire first floors of a very large num- 
ber of buildings are materially raised. 
This means that either the sidewalks will 
be flooded with water or the entire first 
floors of many buildings must be raised. 

The raising of these floor's would have 
two effects. First, it would cause very 
large expense and great inconvenience to 
tenants in occupation. Second, it would 
in many cases so lower the ceilings as 
to seriously and permanently damage the 
value of these valuable first floors. If 
any one will look on Adams street at the 
new pavement opposite, for instance, 
Marshall Field's wholesale building, op- 
posite the Eookery, opposite the line be- 
tween the Marquette Building and the 
Commercial National Bank Building, etc., 
the result is evident, and also on Dear- 
born street, between the Monadnock and 
the Fisher" Buildings, where we have 
spent in the last few years over $9,000.00 
in grading the sidewalk. 

It is of course easy to say that the 
owners must suffer the consequences, that 
nobody is responsible for the settlement 
of buildings and of streets, and that the 
old technical former level must be main- 
tained regardless of consequences. But 
is this a wise policy? Is there any ob- 
jection to either establishing a new level 
for the entire center of the city a few 
inches lower than the present one, oi' 
allowing the city department to use its 
good judgment in having street car tracks 
and new pavements laid in certain places 
a few inches below the technical level? 
Any such slight variation could be taken 
up in half a block without appreciable 
effect. It would be a mere trifle at 
bridges and could there be taken up in 
the same way if necessary. It would 
save hundreds of thousands of dollars to 



those owners who have improved their 
properties most finely. 

Might not the policy of rigidly enforc- 
ing this high level in new pavements in- 
duce property owners to fight the repav- 
ing of the streets by all technical means 
in their power, who otherwise would be 
glad to do it, when they learn that in 
putting in a new pavement they must not 
only bear a proportion of its cost but also 
go to a large expense to alter their build- 
ings? This is sur'ely a matter of policy 
worth thinking about. 

It seems to us that it should simply 
be regarded as a condition which exists, 
which should be immediately gone into 
very carefully and very thoroughly by a 
competent expert committee of some kind 
who have regard for all the interests in- 
volved, before any more street car tracks 
are laid and before any more pavements 
are laid. The level of the street car 
tracks when laid of course establishes the 
level of the pavement, and it is therefore 
of vital and immediate importance from 
this point of view. We would be very 
glad to submit to you or the city all in- 
formation which we have in our office in 
regard to levels bearing on the subject. 

We do not know of any better way of 
obtaining the result than of laying the 
matter before you, as we feel sure it 
will then receive prompt and intelligent 
attention. The exact level is undoubted- 
ly a matter' of indifference to the street 
car companies as long as they know what 
is required. 

We beg to remain 

Very respectfully yours, 

Aldis & Co. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,") 
Chicago, December 7, 1908. (" 
To the Honorable^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewitli to 
your Honorable Body the report of the 
Commission composed of four members 



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of your Honorable Body and three citi- 
zens appointed by authority of a resolu- 
tion passed May 18th, 190i8', which reso- 
lution authorized said Commission to 
consider the relation between the city 
government and industrial interests of 
Chicago, particularly in the matter of 
granting switch track and kindred privi- 
leges for the encouragement of the loca- 
tion of new industries and the enlarge- 
ment of old ones. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved that the report 
of the "Side Track Ordinance Commis- 
sion" be published in the Journal, and 
that consideration thereon be deferred. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 
Report of Side Track Ordinance Commis- 
sion, appointed under resolution of the 
City Council by His Honor, Mayoi' 
Busse, May 18th, 1908. 

Chicago, III., December 4th, 1908. 

To the Mayor and City Council of Chi- 
cago : 

Gentlemen — The Commission ap- 
pointed under resolution of the Council 
by His Honor, Mayor Busse, to consider 
the relation between the city government 
and the industrial interests of Chicago, 
particularly in the matter of the grant- 
ing of special privileges for the encour- 
agement of the location of new industries 
and the enlargement of old, was organ- 
ized by the selection of Col. Edwin S. 
Conway as President and William H, 
Manss as Secretary. 

The Commission gave numerous hear- 
ings at which were present representa- 
tives of the real estate, manufacturing 
and railway interests of Chicago, during 
which leaders in these various branches 
of industrial activity outlined their views 
of the responsibilities of local gover"n- 
ment in the upbuilding of local indus- 
tries. Your Commission also was given 



opportunity to visit every section of in- 
dustrial Chicago during the course of its 
investigation and thus familiarize itself 
with the . local situation in all parts of 
this great city. 

It early developed that the principal 
points which the interests appearing be- 
for'e your Commission desired to have 
considered was the policy of the city gov- 
ernment in the matter of: 

1st. The granting of switch track 
ordinances across public streets or alleys. 

2nd. The vacation of public streets 
or alleys for the purpose of facilitating 
the location or enlargement of industrial 
enterprises. 

It was pointed out that switch tr'ack 
facilities were essential in the modern 
conduct of manufacturing enterprises. 
Economy in the handling of both raw ma- 
terials and finished products demands 
opportunity for railway shipment with 
the least handling and charge for cart- 
age. For the reasons indicated the use 
of switch tracks benefited the community 
as a whole by reducing the amount of 
traffic teaming upon the streets. The ad- 
vantages derived from such facilities are 
frequently so vital to the conduct of 
business that the heavy investment repre- 
sented by buildings and other plant 
would be destroyed or seriously impaired 
if such facilities were withdrawn. 

The features particularly emphasized 
■in which exception is taken to the present 
policy of the city in the matter of switch 
track ordinances were: 

1st. Delay upon the part of the city 
in acting upon applications for switch 
track privileges. 

2nd. The term of the grant. 

3rd. The policy of making an annual 
charge for the privilege of maintaining 
and operating a switch track. 

Examination of the records of the City 
Council discloses that there is some 
foundation in fact for the fir'st criticism. 
It should be apparent beyond argument 



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that when an application is made for a 
switch track ordinance it should be 
promptly considered and within a rea- 
sonable time either acceded to or re- 
jected. Refusal to act one way or the 
other within such reasonable time in- 
flicts an unnecessary and unjustifiable 
hardship upon the waiting applicant. De- 
lay of this character naturally causes 
dissatisfaction on the part of the appli- 
cant, causes outside manufacturers to 
distrust Chicago and its city government 
and may easily lead to a location else- 
where of industries which would mean 
much in the development of this city. 

■Connected with this question of delay 
is another phase of the present Council 
method of handling such applications 
which occasionally works hardship. Such 
ordinances are referred to sectional 
streets and alleys committees upon which 
there is necessarily an alderman from 
the ward in which the privilege is sought. 
The custom in such a committee is almost 
invariably to treat the application in 
accord with the individual wishes of the 
local alderman, thus through what is 
called aldermanic courtesy, practically 
placing the granting or rejecting of the 
application in the hands of one alderman, 
although the question may be one in 
which the city as a whole is interested. 
This policy makes it difficult for the 
Council as a whole to treat such ques- 
tions in the broad spirit which is neces- 
sary to secure the best results for the 
city as a whole. 

To meet this situation your Commis- 
sion submits a recommendation looking 
to a change in Council methods of hand- 
ling such applications. 

The objection raised to the term in the 
present form of grant is that the period 
is too short. The term for which such 
ordinances are granted at the present 
time is ten years, with the additional 
provision that the grant shall be revoc- 
able at will at any time during that term. 
It is the opinion of those interested that 
a term of ten years is too short to war- 



rant the investment of large sums of 
money in a plant the value of which 
might be destroyed by failure to secure a 
franchise renewal. Those organizations 
engaged in an effort to draw outside in- 
dustries to Chicago make it clear that 
this feature of the present form of grant 
is a very serious obstacle when manufac- 
turers begin to talk of a location. 

Your Commission believes that this 
objection is v/ell taken and in view of the 
fact that the rights of revocation for 
reasons which commend themselves to the 
city government is retained to be execut- 
ed at any time^ presents a recommenda- 
tion that the term of the grant be ex- 
tended to twenty years. 

Your Commission is fully in sympathy 
with the position that switch track fran- 
chises should not be burdened Vv'ith any 
unreasonable requirements, nor on the 
other hand should the city be placed in a 
position where the granting of such privi- 
leges in the public streets imposes any 
financial burden upon the citizens of 
Chicago. The present policy of the city 
is to make a small, regular annual charge 
for the privilege enjoyed. The basis of 
such charge is one dollar per foot for 
the first fifty lineal feet and fifty cents 
per foot for each additional foot of 
public space occupied. In all except very 
exceptional cases this makes a very small 
charge. Since this policy went into effect 
122 switch track ordinances have been 
granted and the annual aggregate pay- 
ment required is $12,228.50 or, practical- 
ly $100.00 per year per track. Forty- 
eight ordinances provide for' crossing the 
street only and for these the average pay- 
ment is only $54.00 per track per annum. 
Such privileges give the beneficiary a 
special and to him valuable use of the 
street not enjoyed by other citizens, and 
such use makes necessary the employment 
of additional inspectors to see that tracks 
are so maintained and used as to cause 
a minimum amount of inconvenience to 
the general public. This cost should 
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the charge is so small that your Com- 
mission does not regard it as serious. 

In the matter of street vacations the 
objections urged are directed at: 

1st. Delay in considering applications. 
2nd. The policy of making a charge 
for such vacation. • 

The question of delay falls naturally 
within the Commission's recommenda- 
tion looking to the avoidance of delay in 
all such legislation. 

In the matter' of compensation for such 
vacations your' Commission desires to 
emphasize a distinction which has al- 
ready been adopted as the policy of the 
Council Committee on Compensation, 
based upon an accepted legal principle. 
Where streets or alleys are tendered to 
the city by dedication, but there has been 
no positive acceptance of the same either 
directly or by the exercise of some dis- 
tinct act of municipal control, there 
should be no charge in connection with 
vacation. On the other hand if the city 
has actually accepted the dedication for- 
mally by the exercise of some act of 
municipal control, your Commission be- 
lieves that the city may Reasonably re- 
quire the beneficiary of a vacation to 
deposit a reasonable sum of money to pro- 
tect it against any claim for damage 
which might arise through the vacation 
granted. 

After a careful consideration of the 
various m'atters involved in the questions 
submitted toi your Commission, we beg 
to submit the following recommendations 
in the confident belief that if accepted as 
the permanent policy of the city it will 
assist materially in the industrial devel- 
opment of Chicago. 

1st. That the Council create a reg- 
ular' standing committee to be known 
as the Committee on Local Industries, 
to consist of fifteen members so selected 
that seven shall represent West Side 
wards, five South Side wards and three 
North Side wards. That to this Com- 
mittee be referred all ordinances for 



special privileges in streets, alleys and 
public ways, and all ordinances vacat- 
ing any street, alley or public way. 

2d. That the term of grant for 
switch track ordinances be fixed at 
twenty years, subject to revocation dur- 
ing the term of the grant through the 
passage by the Council of a repealing 
ordinance. 

3rd. That the present policy of the 
city in the matter of a compensation 
charge should not be disturbed. 

4th. That in ordinances providing 
for' the vacation of any street or alley 
no charge shall be made for such vaca- 
tion in any case where the city has not 
shown an acceptance of the dedicated 
street or alley by some act of munici- 
pal control. In all cases where there has 
been a definite exercise of municipal 
control we believe the city is justified 
in requiring the beneficiary of the vaca- 
tion to deposit a reasonable sum of 
money to protect the city against any 
claim for damage which might arise 
through the vacation of the street or 
alley in question. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. S. Conway, 

Chairman. 

J>AVID R. FORGAN, 

A. C. Baetlett; 

B. W. Snow, 
Edward F. Culleeton, 
Nicholas R. Finn, 
John Burns. 

Geo. E. Plumbe, 
Asst. Secretary. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk presented the follow- 
ing report of acceptances, bonds, etc., 
under ordinances, filed in his office since 
the last preceding meeting of the Coun- 
cil: 

Acceptance, Chicago and Southeastern 



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Railroad Company, track elevation ordi- 
nance of July 13th, 1908, as amended 
November 9th (filed December 3d) ; 

Acceptances and bonds (2) Henry L. 
and Jacob Weber^ ordinances of Octo- 
ber 5th, 1908, amendatory ordinances, to 
string wires, etc. (filed December 3d) ; 

Acceptances (2) and bonds (4) Zenith 
Electric Light Co.^ ordinances of October 
5th, amending ordinances of April 7th, 
1902, and November 13th, 1905 (filed 
December 3d) ; 

Acceptances and bonds, C. W. Jackson, 
two ordinances passed October 5th, 
amending ordinances of July 6, li8'99, and 
March 26th, 1900, electric conduits (filed 
December' 3d). 

Acceptance (filed November 30), and 
bond (filed December 1), Mollie S. Laflin, 
under ordinance of November 23, 1908-, 
for a railroad switch track. 

Which was ordered placed on file. 

ALSO, 

Claims as follows: Claim of premises. 
No. 369 South Halsted street, for rebate 
of water tax ; claims of A. T. Dindot and 
I. Robitschek for compensation for in- 
jury to property caused by flood from 
burst water main; and the following 
claims for damages on account of injury 
to property caused by track elevation: 
O. M. Ander'son, Philip Angsten, Mary 
Bergin, ' Susan Clough, Margaret and 
Maurice Harrington, Thomas Keane et 
al., Isaac Knox, Matth. Kraft, J. Pettit, 
Ernest Tosseti Brewing Company and 
John E. and William W. Williams, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Austin 
Public Policy Club transmitting a copy 
of a resolution adopted by the said club 
regarding accidents occurring in grade 
crossings on the tracks of the Chicago 
and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port from the City Collector, which was- 
ordered published and placed on file : 
Collector's Office,] 
Chicago, December 7, 1908.1' 
To the Honorable, the Mayor, and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — Attached hereto I am for- 
war'ding you a list of the organizations 
to whom special permits were issued 
(under the ordinance of June 11, 1906) 
to operate bars at the addresses set oppo- 
site their names, since the last preceding 
meeting of your Honorable Body. 
Very respectfully yours, 

E. J. Mageestadt, 

City Collector. 

Excavating Teamsters' Union No. 731, 
162 North Clark street. 

Conway Ct., C. O. F., 526 North Clark 
street. 

First Ward Auxiliary Club, 15th and 
Wabash avenue. 

May Flower Society, 3000 Union ave- 
nue. 

Ceska Vlast, 588 West 18th street. 

Hiawatha Benevolent Assn., 726 All- 
port street. . 

Badger Aid Assn., 35th and Indiana 
avenue. 

Servian Ladies' Society, 842 Clybourn 
avenue. 

The Rising Star Atheltic Assn., 53d 
and Ashland avenue. 

Knights and Ladies of Honor, 53d and 
Ashland avenue. 

Glory Morning Ath. Assn., 53d and 
Ashland avenue. 

Ct. Maplewood, U. O. F., 694-6 West 
North aveiiue. 

Schleswig Holstein Sangerbund, 501 
West North avenue. 

Boni Benevolent Assn., 710-14 Blue 
Island avenue. 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



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Mallard Musical Society, 200 West Di- 
vision street. 

Beer' Bottlers Foremen Assn., 3143-7 
State street. 

Ranghild Lodge No. 6, I. O. V., 3143-7 
State street. 

Chicago Assembly No. 267, Union Frat. 
League, Sedgwick and Division. 

Associated Bldg. Trades, 15tli and Wa- 
bash avenue. 

Arietta Social and Athletic Club, 272-4 
East 31st street. 

Cesko Delnickeho Peveckeho Sbor, 823 
South Ashland avenue. 

Hungarian Sick and Benev. Assn., 876 
Milwaukee avenue. 

Cosmopolitan Club, 876 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Herrmann Soehne, 876 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Ostria Hungarian Singing Society, Hal- 
sted and North avenue. 

Carl Corcaran No. 510, Nat'l Union, 
288'8 Archer avenue. 

Danish Brotherhood No. 35, 3700 Went- 
worth avenue. 

Einigkeit Daughter's of Columbia, 1400 
Clybourn avenue. 

Helvetia Turn Verein Ben. Assn., 162 
North Clark street. 

Plattdeutsche Gilde Ekenblatt No. 78, 
1148 West 63d street. 

Poale Zion Assn., 444 West Taylor 
street. 

Congress Lodge No. 170, P. 0. W., 
444 West Taylor street. 

American Platonic Ladies' Society, 
1168 West 12th street. 

Street Car Conductors' Ben. Assn., 447 
West Taylor' street. 

Woodmen of America, 35th and Archer 
avenue. 

Bachelor's Benev. Assn., 27 North 
Clark street. 

The Lilliputians, 2543 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 



Delcassion Hurling Society, 2108 West 
12th street. 

Buda Social and Benev. Assn., Larrabee 
and Garfield avenue. 

North Side Theatrical and Benev. 
Club, 1351 Diversey boulevard. 

Lake View Lodge No. 340, Int. Assn. of 
Machinists, 701 East Belmont. 

Prof. Hoff's Orchestra, 3417 Halsted 
street. 

Svithiod Lodge No. 1, 257 North Clark 
street. 

So. Chicago Camp No. 11600, M. W. 
of A., 10459 Avenue M. 

Karel Bendl Singing Society, 621 Blue 
Island avenue. 

Pad Vysehrad No. 48, C. S. P. S., 400 
West 18th street. 

Loze Cech No. 25, C. S. J., 400 West 
18th street. 

Ambrosius Singing Society, 3345 North 
Clark street. 

Lincoln Frauen Verein, 245 Clybourn 
avenue. 

Department Store Employes, 3417 
South Halsted street. 

Virtus Benevolent Society, 2360 West 
Harrison street. 

La Salle Lodge No. 153, I. 0. F., 289 
Armitage avenue. 

Cesky Lev. American Union, 823 South 
Ashland avenue. 

Charity Lodge, No. 85, 0. B. A., 501 
West North avenue. 

Elsass Lothringer Fortschritts Verein, 
368 West 12th street. 

Podporujici Spolek, 1566 West 22d 
street. 

California Athletic Benevolent Asso- 
ciation, 1566 West 22 d street. 

Germania Bowling and Benevolent As- 
sociation, 519 Larrabee street. 

Hrvatski Sokol, 400 West 18th street. 

Lazarre Benevolent Association, 519 
Larrabee street. 

Eskill Society, 456 31st street. 



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Happy Hour Athletic Association, 43d 
and State streets. 

Tuxedo Benevolent Association, Jeffer- 
son and West 18tli streets. 

Club Zabok Association, 1116 South 
Kedzie avenue. 

Loze Cesky Lev., C. S. J., 823 Ash- 
land avenue. 

Junk Peddlers Union of Chicago, 686 
West Taylor street. 

Ostrovei Aid Society, 686 West Tay- 
lor street. 

Englewood Eerie Lodge, No. 7iS6, F. 
0. E., 3143 State street. 

Pope Leo Lodge, K. C, 3140 Indiana 
avenue. 

Park Side Club, 3140 Indiana avenue. 
Gagen. Unter. Ver. der Vereinigten 
Oesterreicher und Bayern, North avenue 
and Halsted street. 

Manheim Lodge No. 2, I. 0. S., Cali- 
fornia and Wabansia avenues. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication and order submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Works: 

Department of Public Works 
Chicago, December' 7, 1908 
To the Mayor and City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable to 
lay water mains in various streets, and 
respectfully ask the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to lay water mains in the fol- 
lowing streets: 

In Hutchinson street, from 20 feet 
west of 51st avenue to 52d avenue; size, 
8-inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $812.00. Pays 11 cents. 

In Sunny side avenue, from 130 feet 
west of 44tli court westward 75 feet; 
size, 8-inch; probable cost, including hy- 



drants and basins, $105.00. Pays 20 
cents. 

Pvespectfully, 

John J. Hanberg, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing recommendation and to pass 
the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order' 
as recommended was thereby passed.^ 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Ygas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, CuUerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
LucaL, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, ^osetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man. Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Bennett, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assemhled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



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was referred communication from the 
Board of Election Commissioners asking 
for an additional appropriation, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained ty the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1908'^ the sum of 
forty-seven thousand three hundred fifty- 
six and fifty-two one-hundr'edths dol- 
lars ($47,356.52), to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Election 
Commissioners as follows : 

Account 11 A $ 4,083.66 

Account 11 B 22,597.85 

Account lie 14,981.23 

Account 11 D 5,082.79 

Account U E " 610.99 

Sectiox 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report^ which was^ on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to ^vhom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re appro- 
priation for extra ^vork to be done by 
the Bureau of Maps and Plats for the 
Committee on Street Xomenclature, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1, That there be and is here- 



by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1908 the sum of one 
thousand dollars ($1,000.00), said 
amount to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works for night work in the Bureau of 
Maps and Plats in connection with the 
new house numbering ordinance passed 
by the City Council June 22d, 1908, and 
taking effect September 1st, 1909. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller and General Superintendent 
of Police in re sale of city property at 
Milwaukee avenue and Attrill street, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to advertise for sale city property 
located at the corner of Milwaukee ave- 
nue and Attrill street and known as Lot 
three ( 3 ) , in Block two ( 2 ) , in Attrill's 
Subdivision of part of Blocks two (2), 
three (3) and five (5), in Stave's Sub- 
division in the northeast quarter (N. E. 
1/4) of Section thirty-six (36), Township 
forty (40) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
formerly occupied by the Police Depart- 



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December 7, 1908'. 



ment as a police station, now leased tem- 
porarily to a private individual. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was_, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lisihed : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Barnes & Parish, 
J. F. Denvir, F. W. Dreckman, D. 0. 
Roberts, W. (G. Todleven, C. Spikings 
and T. Kline and T. Spoerl (referred Oc- 
tober 19th, 1908), James McDonald for 
refund of 90 per cent of special assess- 
ments, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following or- 
dinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to issue vouchers in favor of the 
following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, same being re- 
funds due under the special assessment 
warrants for laying water pipe enumer- 
ated, in accordance with the report of 
the Board of Local Improvements, at- 
tached. These said refunds are ordered 
issued upon County Clerk's certificate 
of payment and duplicate special assess- 
ment receipts because of the loss of origi- 
nal receipts, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund upon identification and proper 
power of attorney from claimant, when 
from the surplus of the net income from 
the water rates not otherwise appropri- 



ated or pledged, there is in the City 
Treasury sufficient money therefoi' and 
when the City Comptroller shall so cer- 
tify: 
Warrant. 
30030 J. V. Baxter (by Barnes & 

Parish) $111.02 

30030 J. F. Denvir 18.32 

30771 F. W. Dreckman 16.92 

18415 D. 0. Roberts 11.25 

24951 W. G. Todtleber 2.80 

24951 W. G. Todleven 2.34 

24951 W. G. Todleven 2.34 

22389 G. Spikings & T. Kline.. 90.72 

30030 T. Spoerl 18.33 

20735 James McDonald 10.26 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 
also. 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re addi- 
tional house drain inspector, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of December 2d, 1908, to employ one ad- 
ditional house drain inspector for the 
month of December, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the salary of said in- 
spector from appropriations made foi* 
salaries in the House Drain Division. 
Respectfully submittea, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 



December 7, 1908. 



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ALSOj 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report^ which was_, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett; deferred and ordered pub- 
lisihed : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in re 
paving intersection of Seventy-ninth 
street and Bond avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recomm^end the passage of the 
following order': 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of November 23d, 1908, to expend without 
advertising from the wheel tax fund not 
to exceed the sum of nine hundred eight 
and eighty one-hundredths dollars 
($90i8.80) for paving intersection of 
Seventy-ninth street and Bond avenue 
with brick, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to permit said charge against the 
Wheel Tax Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller and Commissioner of Public 
Works in re supplemental agreement to 
lease for 200-206 Randolph street in re 
night elevator service, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 



port and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter 
into an agreement with the estate of E. 
J. Lehman, supplementary to the lease 
for premises at Nos. 200 to 206 East 
Randolph street, occupied as a temporary 
City Hall, for the maintenance and oper- 
ation of one ( 1 ) passenger elevator every 
night, including Sundays and holidays, 
between the hours of six P. M. and eight 
A. M., beginning with the 29th day of 
August, 1908, at a cost not to exceed 
five ($5.00) dollars per night. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Joseph Badali for 
damages on account of burst water main 
(referred July 17th, 1908), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance wdth 
the reeommendation of the Corporation 
Counsel, dated December 1st, 1908, at- 
tached hereto, to issue a voucher in favor 
of Joseph Badali in the sum of fifty-six 
and fifty-six one-hundredths dollars 
($56.56), same to be in full of all claims 
for damages occasioned to property of 
said Joseph Badali at 22 Milton avenue, 
occasioned by bursting of watei' main 
August 16th, 1907, in front of 52 East 
Chicago avenue, and the Comptroller is 



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ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

lAespectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report^ Avhich was^ on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908.' 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to Avhom 
was referred claim of N. Brun for dam- 
age to sidewalk (referred July 13th, 
1908), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg lea„ve to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of N. Brun in the sum of ninety- 
five and iifty-three one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($93.53), same to be in full for dam- 
ages to sidewalk m front of 282 Grand 
avenue, occasioned by the Water Pipe 
Extension Division, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from the ap- 
propriations for the Water Pipe Exten- 
sion. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the City Engi- 
neer and the Superintendent of Water 
Pipe Extension, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assenibled: 
Your Committee oil Finance, to whom 



was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re bill of 
M. P. Byrne Construction Company for 
pumping water at Ninety-fifth street, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance with 
his recommendation of October 2d, 1908, 
attached hereto, to issue vouchers in 
favor of the M. P. Byrne Construction 
Company in a sum of fourteen thousand 
four hundred seventy-nine and sixty one- 
hundredths dollars ($14,479.60), for in- 
stalling pump and pumping water' at 
Ninety-fifth street and Erie avenue in 
connection with Ninety-fifth street sewer 
system from January 1st, to July 30th, 
1908, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriations here- 
tofore made for this purpose. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

also. 
The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

'Chicago, December 7, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on' Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Cornelius Calla- 
han for' wages (re-referred November 
23d, 1908), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of Cornelius Callahan in the 
sum of three hundred twenty-three 
and sixty-three one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($323.63), same to be in full for all 



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claims for wages withheld from said 
Cornelius Callahan as oiler at the Cen- 
tral Park Avenue Pumping Station dur- 
ing the months of June, July, August, 
September and October, 1908, and charge 
same to appropriations for Central Park 
Avenue Pumping Station_, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to w^hom 
"was referred claim of ChicagOi Relief 
and Aid Society (referred November 
16th, 1908), for payment for directories 
furnished the Police Department, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the General Superin- 
tendent of Police be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher in favor of the Chicago Relief 
and Aid Society in the sum of fifty dol- 
lars ($50.00), same being in payment for 
Chicago Charities Directories furnished 
the Police Department in 1905, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriations for Miscellaneous 
Expense in the Police Department for 
the year 1908. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was^ on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 



Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Health in re payment of 
James Cunningham, Son & Co., bill, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order': 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Health be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation of November 17th, 1908, 
attached hereto, to issue a voucher in 
favor of James Cunningham, Son & Co., 
in the sum of one hundred sixty dol- 
lars ($160.00), being charge for wiring 
eight ambulances in the year 1907, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriations for the Health 
Department for the year 1908. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairma7i. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, Avhich was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Board 
of Local Improvements in re payment of 
bill of Daniel Hardin, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptrollei^ 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Daniel Hardin the sum 
of seventy-seven and fifty one-hundredths 
dollars ($77.50), being amount of extra 
work locating drains on Fifty-fifth 
street, between Cottage Grove avenue and 
the lake, under directions from the Board 



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of Local Improvements and in connec- 
tion with the improvement under Special 
Assessment Warrant 35311, in accord- 
ance with the report of the foreman of 
House Drain Inspectors, and the recom- 
mendation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, dated November 30th, 1908, 
and attached hereto, and charge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, appro- 
priations 1908. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairma7i. 

ALSOj 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished ; 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assemhled: 

Your Committee on: Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Minnie Harring- 
ton for compensation for personal in- 
juries (referred October 5th, 1908), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to allow judgment to be taken against 
the City in favor of Minnie Harrington 
in the sum of two hundred dollars 
($200.00), same to be in full settlement 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of injuries 
received by said Minnie Harrington on 
June 6th, 1903, on the south side of 
West Twelfth street, between Loomis 
and Laflin streets, on account of defec- 
tive sidewalk. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the City 
Attorney, dated December 4th, 1908, and 
attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of John Lally (re- 
ferred October 5th, 1908) and E. J. 
Langan (referred November' 25th, 1907) 
for compensation for personal injuries, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a voucher in favor' of 
John Lally in the sum of twenty-two 
and fifty one-hundredths dollars 
($22.50), same to be in full of all claims 
of whatever kind or nature arising from 
or growing out of injuries received by 
said John Lally, August 3d, 1908, while 
employed as painter in the Department 
of Electricity, and to issue a voucher 
in favor of Edward Langan in the sum of 
seventy-seven and eighty one-hundredths 
dollar's ($77.80), same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an injury 
received by said Edward Langan Septem- 
ber 8th, 1907, while employed as an are 
light trimmer in the Electrical Depart- 
ment, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriations for the 
Department of Electricity. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendations of a sub-com- 
mittee, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO^ 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 



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Aid. Bennett,, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
m.is5ioner of Public Works and Cor- 
poration Counsel in re claim of William 
D. Scott for use of land to accommodate 
street traffic during the building of Ash- 
land Avenue bridge, haviag had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the ' Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request, 
and opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated December 4th, 1908, attached here- 
to, to issue a voucher in favor of William 
D. Scott in the sum of one hundred fifty 
dollars ($150.00), same to be for the 
use of such land in Block 88, in Canal- 
port, as may be necessary for the 
construction of temporary bridge and ap- 
proaches thereto to be used by pedes- 
trians, traffic and street cars, said sum 
being compensation for the use of said 
land for the period of three and one- 
half months, beginning with the 7th 
day of December, 190'8. In connection 
with said payment the Commissioner of 
Public Works shall agree with said 
William D. Soott that in the event that 
any temporary structures are not re- 
moved within the said period of three 
and one-half months, that compensation 
shall be paid for use of said land at the 
rate of forty dollars ($40.00) per month 
thereafter, and the Comptroller is or- 
der'ed to allov/ such payments to be made 
from a.ppropriation for bridge at Ash- 
land avenue over the Illinois and Michi- 
gan Canal. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Benxett, 

Chairman. 



iSLSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Board of Local Improvements in re claim 
of E. A. Warfield Sons for expense of 
connecting house drains, having had the 
same under' advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptrollei' 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay E. A. Warfield Sons the 
sum of forty-one and ninety one -hun- 
dredths dollars ($41.90), same to be in 
full for all claims for expenditures in 
connecting house drain at 230 East 
Forty-third street, and charge same to 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1908. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements, dated November 
14th, 1908, and attached hereto. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

Frajntk I. Bej^nett, 

Chairman. 
also^ 
The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which v\^as, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of James Hennessy 
(re-referred October 5, 1908), Anthony 
O'Grady and James ]McInerney (referred 
June 22d, 1908), Thomas Ryan (referred 
June 29th, 1908), Charles Linke (re- 
ferred July 13th, 1908), Edward Lone- 



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gan (referred October 5tb, 1908) and 
William Holland (referred October' 19tli, 
190'&), for compensation for personal in- 
juries, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in favor of the following named persons 
in the amounts set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of injuries received by said 
persons on the dates named, while em- 
ployed by the City in the Departments 
or Bureaus indicated, and the Comptrol- 
ler is ordered to pay the same from ap 
propriations for said Departments or 
Bureaus : 

James Hennessy, injur'ed Decem- 
ber 3, 1907, Bureau of Sewers. .$ 90.00 
Anthony O'Grady, injured April 

22, 1908, W. P. Ext. Div 15.00 

James Mclnerney, injured May 

29, 1908, W. P. Ext. Div 112.50 

Thomas Ryan, injured June 25, 

1908, Bureau of Engineering.. 90.00 
Charles Linke, injured May 26, 

1908, Bureau of Streets 60.00 

Edward Lonegan, injured July 1, 

1908, Bureau of Engineering.. 69.75 
William Holland, injured Septem- 
ber' 8, 1908, W. P. Ext. Div. . . 37.50 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 190i8. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee oii Finance, to whom 

was referred claims of Mrs. Anna Andel 



(referred May 4th, 1908), Mrs. Minnie 
Uanske (referred April 13th, 190'S), 
Gideon C. Bach (referred April 13th^ 
1908), Hamler Boiler and Tank Com- 
pany (refer'red April 27, 1908), Joseph 
Cosentino (referred June 8th and Octo- 
ber 19, 1908) for compensation for dam- 
ages on account of elevation of railroad 
tracks, removal of viaducts and change 
in grade of streets, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized to al- 
low judgments to be taken against the 
City in favor of the owners of the fol- 
lowing described real estate in sums not 
to exceed the amounts set opposite the 
property described herein, same to be in 
full satisfaction of all claims and de- 
mands of every kind and nature arising 
fr'om or growing out of any damages done 
to the several properties herein described 
by the elevation of railroad tracks, re- 
moval of viaducts, or change iri grade of 
streets adjacent thereto: 

489 Austin avenue $175.00 

425 Seventeenth street . 60.00 

512 Blue Island avenue 110.00 

6100 La Salle street 425.00 

3906-14 South Halsted street 593.00 

409 East Twenty-second street. . . 415.00 

24 North Claremont avenue 244.00 

20 North Claremont avenue 340.00 

502 Blue Island avenue 475.00 

This action is taken in accordance 
v/ith the recommendation of a sub-com- 
mittee, dated December 4th, 1908, and at- 
tached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 



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Chicago, December 7, 190S. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled-. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Henry W. King 
estate (referred May 25, 1908), Emily 
Clayton (referred June 29th, 190S), 
Mrs. A. Burke and M. J. Mullin (re- 
ferred July 13th, 1908), William A. Bond 
& Co., Golden Manufacturing Company, 
S. J. Mellin, Patrick Foley, owner of 
5110 Jefferson avenue, owner of 1906-28 
State street and 1836-1840 Wabash ave- 
nue. Bach Brick Company, Mrs. Thomas 
V. Cannon, Alfred L. Cole, T. F 
Geraghty, Hall Casket Company, F. Hen 
nebohle, Miehle Printing Press and Manu 
facturing Company, Charles Schuelke 
'Sullivan Machinery Company and T, 
Wilce Comxpany (referred October 5th 
1908) for rebates of water taxes, having 
had the same under advisement^, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons in the 
amounts set opposite their names, same 
to be in full of all claims for rebates 
of water taxes on the properties named, 
arid the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the Water Fund : 
Henry W. King estate, 3806-8 

Ellis avenue $200.00 

Emily Clayton, 974-82 North 

Spaulding avenune 12.00 

Mrs. A. Burke, 86 Superior street 

(rear) 9.80 

M. J. Mullin, 86 Superior street. . 14.00 
William A. Bond & Co., discount 

on frontage bills 30.50 

Gblden Mfg. Company, 46th and 

Grand avenue 25.00 

S. J. Mellin, 229-233 North May 

street 112.00 

Patrick Foley, 571 Elston avenue. 3.40 
Mrs. C. M. K. Clarke, 5110 Jef- 
ferson avenue s 7.t 



Weber Bros., 1836-40 Wabash 

avenue 35.00 

Weber Bros., 1906-28 State street. 60.00 
Bach Brick Company, N. W. cor- 
ner Western avenue and Grace 

street 34.00 

Mrs. Thomas V. Cannon, 358 East 

Thirty-third street 56.00 

Alfred L. Cole, 635 Clark street. 2.50 
Alfred L. Cole, 3155 Wallace 

street 8.00 

Alfred L. Cole, 3157-9 Wallace 

street 13.00 

T. F. Geraghty, 1930-32 Surf 

street ' H.OO 

Hall Casket Company, 6971 East 

North avenue 10.00 

F. Hennebohle, 9408 South Chi- 
cago avenue 5.00- 

Miehle Printing Press and Mfg. 
Company, 14th and Robey 

streets 51.31 

Charles Schuelke, 369 West Huron 

street 10.00 

Sullivan Machinery Company, 

1157-69 Fulton street 40.00 

T. Wilce Company, 752-760 

Throop street 29.00 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the several recommendations of a 
sub-committee, attached her'eto. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 
also. 
The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Charles Schirk 
(re-referred May 25th, 1908), John 
O'Brien (re-referred July 13th, 1908), 
Herman Derrick (r'eferred May 18th, 
1908) for personal injuries and Drs. 
Stotz and Hartwig for professional 



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services (referred July 10th, 1908), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following or'ders: 

Ordered, That the City OomptroUei' 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Charles Schirk the sum 
of fifty dollars ($50.00), same to be in 
full of aJl claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of 
an accident to the team on September 
18th, 1907, in School street, about one 
hundred feet VN^est of Hoyne avenue, by 
reason of defective pavement, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, ap- 
propriations 1908. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of a sub-com- 
mittee, attached hereto. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to John O'Brien the sum 
of seventy- five dollars ($75.00), same 
to be in full of all claims for injuries 
received by said John O'Brien on No- 
vember 2d, 1907, at Twenty-third street, 
between Ridgeway and Lawndale avenues, 
because of defective pavement, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of a sub-com- 
mittee, dated November 20th, 1908, and 
attached hereto. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Herman Derrick the 
sum of one hundred fifty dollars 
($150.00) , same to be in full of all claims 
of whatever kind or nature arising from 
or growing out of injuries sustained by 
said Herman Derrick, April 16th, 1908', 
in the rear of 332 North Branch str'eet, 
on account of defective condition of al- 
ley, arid charge same to the Finance Com- 
mittee Fund, appropriations 1908. 

Orde7'ed, That the City Comptroller 



be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Dr. Charles F. Stotz the 
sum of twenty- four dollars ($24.00) 
and to Otto J. Hartwig the sum of nine 
and thirty-five one-hundredths dollars 
($9.35), same being for services and 
drugs furnished to Laura Kater, Novem- 
ber 23d to December 12th, 1907, arid 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1908. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 190i8. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council AssemMed: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of J. 0. Svenson for 
refund on account of defective drain' (re- 
ferred October 5th, 1908), Mrs. M. Gold- 
schmidt for refund of repairs to drain 
(referred October' 19th, 1908), Lawrence 
Lica and A. Malicka for refund of side- 
walk opening permit fee (referred Octo- 
ber 19th, 1908), Fred Regal for refund 
of sidewalk opening fee (referred Octo- 
ber 19th, 1908), Sisters of St. Francis 
for repairs to sewer (referred October 
26th, 1908) and W. B. Smith for re- 
fund of sanitary bureau inspection fee 
(referred November 16th, 1908), having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 
of the following orders, in accordance 
w^ith th;e several iredommendations of 
the Commissioner' of Public Works, at- 
tached: 

Ordered, That the 'City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to J. 0. Svenson the sum 
of thirty-six dollars ($36.00), same to 
be in full of all claims for expenditures 
because of defective drain stubs in front 



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of 2084-92 North; Lowell avenue, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1908. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Mrs. M. Goldschmidt 
the sum of twenty dollars ($20.00), same 
to be in full of all claims for expendi- 
tures on account of defective drain stub 
in front of 5108 State street, and charge 
same to the Finance Comimittee Fund, 
appropriations 1908. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Lawrence Lica the sum 
of two dollars ($2.00), being a refund 
on account of sidewalk opening permit 
No. 8455, and to pay to A. Malicka the 
sum of two dollars ($2.00), being a re- 
fund for the portion unused of sidewalk 
opening permit No. 8456, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908, provided that said 
payments shall not be made until the 
original permits have been surrendered 
to the city. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Fred Regal the sum of 
ten dollars ($10.00), same being refund 
of amount paid for permit for stairway 
ar'ea space at 586 West Fourteenth street 
which was not used, and charge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, appropria- 
tions 1908. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to the Sisters of St. Fran- 
cis the sum of seventy-four dollars 
($74.00), same to be in full for all 
claims for expenses in repairing sewer at 
573 South Centre avenue, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 



be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to W. B. Smith the sum 
of five and fifty one-hundi'edths dollars 
($5.50), being the amount paid for 
Sanitary Bureau Inspection Fee No. 
4054 for inspection of plans for a build- 
ing which was not erected, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908, in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Commissioner 
of Buildings, attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

^LSO, 

The sam.e committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred two communications from 
Commissioner of Public Works in re 
transfer of funds, communication from 
City Electrician and Commissioner of 
Health in re transfer of funds, having 
had the same under advisem.ent, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to make 
the following transfers in appropria- 
tions, in accordance with the requests 
of the several heads of departments, at- 
tached hereto: 

Department of Puhlic Works. 

From appropriation for South 
Western Avenue bridge (West 
Fork) $9,941.07 

To Bridges and Viaducts, re- 
pairs and maintenance, labor 
Account 34 I 1. 

Commissioner's Office. 

From Account 34 A 2, Salary 

and Expenses to Account 34 



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December 7, lOO'S. 



A I, extra work for regular 

employes 400.00 

Fire Department. 

From Fund K, repairs to build- 
ings to Fund Y^ live stock re- 
placement 5,000.00 

Department of Electricity. 

From 36 H, Electric lighting 
system, trimming 
lamps $2,000.00 

From 38 K, street 
lamp repair, shop 
material 2,000.00 

From 30 0, expense of 

rented electric lamps. 1,000.00 

From 36 V, electric 
light plant, Fuller- 
ton avenue (H. N. 
May plant), repairs 
and renewals, steam 
plant 1,700.00 

To 36 Y, electric light 
plant, Fulierton ave- 
nue, fuel and Drain- 
age Canal power . . 6,700.00 

From 36 I, electric 

light system, globes. 2,000.00 

From 36 W, electric 
light plant, Fuller- 
ton avenue, repairs 
and renewals 1,000.00 

From 36 Z, electric 
light plant, Fuller- 
ton avenue, other 
operations 500.00 

To 36 DD, electric light 
system Plant No, 6, 
fuel and Drainage 
Canal power 3,500.00 

From 36 J, electric 

light system, carbons 2,000.00 

From 36 A A, electric 
light system, Plant 
No. 6, repairs and 
renewals, steam 
plant 500.00 

To 36 II, electric light 
plant No. 8, fuel and 
Drainage Canal 
power 2,500.00 



From 36 CC, electric 
light system. Plant 
No. 6, salaries 1,600.00 

From 36 KK, electric 
light plant, K. A. 
Waller, repairs and 
renewals, steam plant 400.00 

To 36 NN, electric light plant, 
R. A. Waller, fuel and Drain- 
age Canal power 2,000.00 

Fr'om 36 KK, electric light 
plant, R. A. Waller, repairs 
and renewals, steam plant, to 
36 BB, electric light system. 
Plant No. 6, repairs and re- 
newals, electric plant 300.00 

Health Department. 

From 25 Ext. 11, Contagious 
Disease Hospital to 25 Ext. 
13, Public Bath in 24th Ward. 201.86 

Respectfully submitted, 

Feank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSOj 

The same committee, to whom was re- 
ferred claim of Anton Pregler for re- 
fund of special assessment, r'e-referred 
November 16th, 1908 (already paid), 
George M. Fish (referred October 5th, 
1908) for personal injuries (adverse 
recommendation of a sub-committee and 
City Attorney, attached), Anthony J. 
Blume, referred May 18th, 1908 (claim 
settled on former petition), petition of 
Burlington Savings Bank in re Cicero 
bonds (referred May 4th, 1908), com- 
munication in re sale of water to Vil- 
lage of Bur'nham, referred May 25th, 
1908' (adverse opinion of the Corporation 
Coiunsel, attached), Summerdale Congre- 
gational Church for refund of special 
assessment, referred October 5th, 190'S 
( assessment not paid by Church ) , James 
Smith for refund of water certificate 
(referred October 19th, 1908), Aaron 
Presberg for refund of fruit stand per- 
mit (referred October 26th, 1908), 
Thomas 'Conlin Plumbing Company for 



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refund of deposit, referred November 
9th^ 1908 (adverse r'ecommendation of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, at- 
tached), Hanna T. Dillon for settlement 
of suit (referred November 16th, 1908), 
(claim withdrawn), American Cutlery 
Company for refund of deposit (re- 
referred October 5th, 1908), George A. 
Huff for' track elevation damages (re- 
ferred April 13th, 1908), Frank Scheu- 
bert (referred April 27th, 1908), Mrs. 
M. Liers (referred June 1st, 190i8), Mar- 
tin Jarabek, et al. (referred May 4th, 
1908 ) , sundry persons, West Eighteenth 
street (referred April 27, 1908), J. B. 
O'Connell, attorney foir sundry persons 
(referred June 25th, 1906), J. B. O'Con- 
nell, attorney for sundry persons (re- 
ferred September' 24th, 1906), Charles 
N. Morrison, et al. (referred February 
10th, 1908), Sampson Steam Forge Com- 
pany (referred February 10th, 1908), 
Matilda G. Carson (referred Febr'uary 
10th, 1908), Barney McNichols (re- 
ferred March 5th, 1908), Mrs. Agnes 
Piratzky (referred July 13th, 1908), 
Jam.ea Pennefeather (referred March 
9th, 1908), Edward Yahnker (referred 
July 16, 1908'), Frank Blader ,( referred 
July 13, 1908), sundry persons, 18th 
place (referred June 8th, 1908), Anna 
Brom (referred July 17th, 1908), J. B. 
O'Connell, attorney for sundry persons 
(refer'red June 25th, 1906), J. B. O'Con^ 
nell, attorney for sundry persons (re- 
ferred September 24th, 1906), J. B. 
O'Connell, attorney for sundry persons 
(referred July 2d, 1906), sundr'y persons 
(referred February 10th, 1908) and 
Gilbert B. Carpenter (referred March 
9th, 1908), adverse recommiendations of 
sub-committee, attached), submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 
The Committee on License submitted 



the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 4, 1908'. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (October 19, 1908, page 
1552) an" ordinance amending Section 
1332 of the Revised Municipal Code in 
re tr'ansfer of auctioneer's licenses, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance be passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That Section 1332 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : 

1332. Transfer of License.) No li- 
cense granted under this ordinance 
shall be assigned or transferred ex- 
cept as hereinafter' provided, nor shall 
any such license authorize any person 
to do business or act under it but the 
person named therein. Any person 
to whom any license shall have been 
issued may with the permission of the 
Mayor assign and transfer the same 
to any other person, and the person to 
whom such license is issued or the as- 
signee of such license, shall surrender 
such assigned license, and have a new 
license issued for the unexpired term 
of the old license, authorizing the as- 
signee or transferee of such license 
to carry on the same business or occu- 
pation at such place as may be named 
in such new license: Provided, that 
in all cases the person obtaining such 
new license shall give a bond with 
sureties which shall conform as near 
as may be to the bond upon which such 
surrendered license was issued: Pro- 
vided further', that nothing herein con- 
tained shall be held to authorize the 
assignment or transfer of saloon, 
dramshop or auctioneer's license; such 



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liconses shall be non-assignable and 
not transferable. 

Section 2. This ordinance snail be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 4, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (November 16, 1908, page 
1822) an ordinance creating a prohibi- 
tion district in the territory bounded by 
79th street, Halsted street, 83d street, 
85th street, 87th street and Centre ave- 
nue, and an ordinance (referred October 
5, 190&, page 1454) providing for a pro- 
hibition district bounded by Morgan, 83d, 
Halsted and 79th streets, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
substitute ordinance herewith submitted: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That no license shall be 
hereafter issued to keep a saloon or 
dramshop within that portion of the 
City of Chicago bounded as follows, to- 
wit: 

Commencing at a point in the center 
of West 79th street one hundred and 
twenty-five (125) feet west of the west 
line of Centre avenue, thence east along 
the center line of West 79th street to 
its intersection with the center line of 
Halsted street, thence south along the 
center line of Halsted street to its inter- 
section with the center line of West 83d 
street, thence west along the center' line 
of West '83d street to a point one hundred 



and twenty-five (125) feet w^est of the 
w^est line of Halsted street, thence due- 
south to the center line of West 85th 
street, thence along a line parallel with 
and one hundred and twenty-five (125) 
feet west of the west line of Summit 
avenue to the intersection of said lino 
with the center line of Vv-'est 87th street, 
thence west along the center line of West 
87th street to a point one hundred and 
twenty-five (125) feet west of the west 
line of Centre avenue, and thence due 
north to the place of beginning. 

Section 2. The territory lying within' 
the boundaries above described shall be 
deemed and known as a prohibition dis- 
trict, within which it shall not be law- 
ful for any saloon ot dramshop license- 
to be granted. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairmmj. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools submitted 
the following report, which ^vas, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Zimmer, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, December 1, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred (October 26, page 15iS'2) 
request of Board of Education to pur- 
chase site for Burnside Branch School 
district, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 
Ordered, That the Board of Education 
be and it is hereby authorized to pur- 
chase from the Calumet and Chicago 
Canal and Dock Company, Lots 12 
to 21, both inclusive, in Jacobs' Subdi- 
vision of the east half of the northeast 
quarter of the northeast quarter of the 



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southwest quarter of Section 2, Town- 
ship 37 North, Kange 14, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian^ on Lexing- 
ton avenue^ between 91st and 92d str'eets, 
having a frontage of 250 feet on' Lexing- 
ton avenue and a depth of 124.3 feet, ex- 
tending back to alley 16 feet in width, 
together with all buildings and improve- 
ments thereon, for the sum of $2,900.00, 
the Calumet and Chicago Canal and Dock 
Co. to pay all special assessments now 
levied against the above property. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 
.^xso, 
The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 1, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assemhled: 
Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred (November 23d, page 1842) 
request of Board of Education for ap- 
propriations for J. L. Marsh and John 
Marshall schools, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the amounts shown' op- 
posite the name of schools hereinafter 
mentioned in this order be and the same 
are hereby appropriated for the pur- 
poses herein set forth, and the Comp- 
troller is authorized and directed to set 
aside the said amounts from the unap- 
propriated balance of the building ac- 
count for such purpose: 

J. L. Marsh School, $60,000, additional 
appropriation for the completion of; 

John Marshall High School, $30,000, 
for gymnasium. 

Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

I'he same committee submitted the fol- 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 1, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled; 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was r'eferred (October 26th, page 1582) 
requests from Board of Education to pur- 
chase property adjoining Scanlan School, 
Bo wen High School and at Grace street 
and 52d avenue, Hamlin and Humboldt 
avenues, Hamlin avenue and School 
street, Humboldt street and Berteau ave- 
nue, Polk and Harvard streets, Spauld- 
ing and Wilson avenues. State and 104tli 
streets, Wilson and Oampbell avenues, 
having had the same under' advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are 
hereby authorized to acquire title, under 
the eminent domain law for the use of 
schools, to the following described prop- 
erty: 

Lot 24, Block 6, in Walter H. Field's 
Addition to Pullman, being a subdivision 
of Block 6 of Allen's Subdivision of 
west 49 acres of east half southeast 
quarter. Section 21-37-14, together with 
all buildings and improvements thereon; 
also Lots 17 to 25, both inclusive. Block 
5 (same legal description as above), to- 
gether with all building and improve- 
ments thereon, having a frontage of 25 
feet on Perry avenue, by a depth of 120 
feet, south of and adjoining the Scanlan 
School premises; also 225 feet frontage 
of La Fayette avenue by a depth of 124.5 
feet east of the Scanlan School premises. 

Lots 37 to 46, both inclusive, Block 19, 
in Subdivision of South Chicago, being 
a subdivision of the Calumet and Chi- 
cago Canal and Dock Co., of parts of 
Fractional Sections 5 and 6-37-15; also 
Lots 1 to 10, both inclusive (same legal 
description 'as above), together with all 
buildings and improvements thereon,. 



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(having a frontage of 255 feet on Mar- 
quette avenue, by a depth of 138.5 feet, 
north of the present Bowen High School 
premises ; and 255 feet frontage on Man- 
istee avenue, by a depth of 128.5 feet 
north of the present Bowen High School 
premises. 

Unswbdivided portion of Block 2 of 
Circuit Court Commissioner's Partition 
of south half, northeast quarter and east 
half of northwest quarter (except north 
120 acres) all in Section 21-40-13, bound- 
ed on the north by Grace street, south by 
Warwick place, east by North 52d ave- 
nue, and west by 53d avenue, together 
with all buildings and improvements 
thereon, for a new school site. 

Lots 14 to 35, both inclusive, sub-block 
4, Grant & Keeney's Addition to Pen- 
nock, being a subdivision of the east 
half of the west half, northwest quarter, 
Section 35-40-13, for a new school site, 
having a frontage of 274.67 feet on North 
Hamlin avenue by a depth of 125.2 feet; 
also a frontage of 274.67 feet on North 
Avers avenue by a depth of 125.2 feet; 
running from Humboldt avenue to Lyn- 
dale avenue, together' with all buildings 
and improvements thereon. 

Block 3, Grand View, being a resub- 
division of Blocks 2 and 3, of K. K. 
Jones' Subdivision of west half southwest 
quarter Section 23-40-13, together Avith 
all buildings and improvements thereon, 
fronting on North Hamlin and on North 
Avers avenues, running from West School 
street to West Roscoe street, having a 
frontage of 598 feet on Hamlin avenue, 
and a frontage of 598 feet on Avers ave- 
nue by a depth of 125.41 feet in each 
case. 

Lots 9 to 40, both inclusive, Block 5, 
Rose Park, in east half, southwest quar- 
ter Section 13-40-13, for a new school 
site having a frontage of 297 feet on 
North Humboldt street by a depth of 125 
feet; also having a frontage of 397 
feet on North Sacramento aVenue by a 
depth of 125 feet, running north from 



Berteau avenue, together with all build- 
ings and improvements thereon. 

Lots 52 to 54 and 57 to 59, all inclu- 
sive, in Poldy's Third Addition to Chi- 
cago, being a subdivision of the north 
296 feet, together with that part lying 
south of the north 1,019.61 feet of the 
east half of the north half of the west 
half of the east half of the southwest 
quarter, Section 14-39-13, together with 
all buildings and improvements, having 
a frontage of 75 feet on West Polk street, 
w^est of and adjoining the present vacant 
school site corner Lawndale avenue, Polk 
and Harvard streets, and with a depth of 
125 feet; also 75 feet frontage on Har- 
vard street by a depth of 130.3 feet west 
of and adjoining the present school site. 

Lots 1 to 35, both inclusive. Block 6, 
N. W. Land Association's Sub. of the 
northeast quarter of Section 14-40-13, 
for a new school site, having a frontage 
of 551.9® feet on North Spaulding ave- 
nue and on North Christiana avenue, 
and a frontage of 266.54 feet on Wilson 
and on Sunnyside avenue, together with 
all buildings and improvements thereon. 

Undivided Block 9 of School Trustees' 
Subdivision of Section 16-37-14, bounded 
on the north by 104th street, south by 
104th place, east by State street and 
w^est by La Fayette avenue, having a 
frontage of 266 feet on State street and 
on La Fayette avenue and of 258 feet on 
104th street and on 104th place, for a 
new school site, together with all build- 
ings and im.provements thereon. 

Unsubdivided portion of east half of 
northeast quarter Section 13-40-13, ly- 
ino- west of N, W, Land Association's 
Sub. of east half of east half, and the 
east 33 feet of west half of east half of 
northeast y^ Section 13-40-13, for a new 
school site, bounded on the north by Wil- 
son avenue, south by Sunnyside avenue, 
east by Campbell avenue and west by 
Maplewood avenue, having a frontage of 
266.68 feet on Wilson and Sunnyside ave- 
nues (extended), and 558.6 feet frontage 



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on Campbell and on Maplewood avenues 
together with all buildings and improve- 
ments thereon. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



STKEETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Reinberg, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Com.mittee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division^ to whom was referred an 
ordinance granting McAnsh & Pugh 
switch track across and along Kingsbury 
street (referred November 30th, 1908, 
page 1929), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance, 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Sectiots- 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Andrew McAnsh and 
James A. Pugh, their heirs, executors 
and assigns, to construct, maintain and 
operate a single railroad switch track 
connecting with the tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
east of Kingsbury street at a point about 
the south line of Ontario street; thence 
running in a southeasterly direction on 
a curve acr'oss and along Kingsbury 
street to a point about the north line of 
Indiana street^ as shown in red and 
marked "xi-B" on plat hereto attached, 
which for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 



thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) year's from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifi- 
cation, amendment or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. The rights 
and privileges hereby granted may be 
revoked and terminated at any time by 
the Mayor' in his discretion. 

Sectioist 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein shall keep 
such portion of Kingsbury street as is 
occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair, safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore the portion of 
Kingsbury street occupied by said switch 
track to a condition safe for public travel, 
similar to the remaining portion of that 
street in the same block, to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner' of Public Works. If the said gran- 
tees shall fail to restore said street at 
the termination of said privileges, then 
the Commissioner of Public Works shall 
cause said street to be restored to a con- 
dition safe for public travel and similar 
to the condition of the remaining portion 
of the street in that block, and the cost 
and expense of doing such work shall be 
paid by said grantees. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch tr'ack herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks; 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. No work shall 
be done in and about the construction 
of the w^ork herein authorized until a 



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permit authorizing the beginning of such 
work shall first have been issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tees shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of Two Hundred and Seventy-five 
Dollars ($275.00) per annum in advance 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance become null and void if said 
grantees, their heirs^ executor's or as- 
signs, shall fail to promptly pay any 
installment of said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted tlie said grantees shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
pr'ovisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, expense, cost 
or liability of any kind whatsoever that 
may be suffered by it, the said City of 
Chicago, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
for or by reason or on account of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or for' or by rea- 
son or on account of any act or thing 
done by the said grantees herein by virtue 
^of the authority herein given, and con- 
ditioned to comply with all the terms 
and conditions of this ordinance. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 



the privileges her'ein granted shall there- 
upon' cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned be filed 
within thirty (30) days from the pas- 
sage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished. 

Chicago, November 27, 190S. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred 
ordinance granting Furst & Fanning 
switch track (referred November 19th, 
1908, page 1727), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to r'eport and 
recommend the passage of the ordinance 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to George Q. Furst and 
Charles G. Fanning, co -partners doing 
business as Furst and Fanning, their 
heirs, executors and assigns, to maintain 
and operate as now constructed a single 
railroad switch track connecting with 
the now existing tracks of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway in the 
"westerly side of Hawthorne avenue at a 
point about sixty-five (65) feet south- 
easterly of the southerly line of Hobbie 
street; thence running in a southeasterly 
direction along and across Hawthorne 
avenue for a distance of about three hun- 
dred (300) feet into Lot eighteen (18), 



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Block ninety-six (96), Elston's Addition 
to Chicago, as shown in red upon plat 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permisssion and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
•determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
this ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and de- 
termine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Hawthorne avenue as 
is occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
Hawthorne avenue as is occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similar to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block, 
to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. If said 
grantees shall fail to restore said street 
at the termination of said privileges, then 
the work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by said grantees. 

Sectiojt 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force, or which may hereafter be in 
force, relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 



tees shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of One Hundred and Seventy- 
five Dollars ($175.00) per annum in ad- 
vance each and every year during the life 
of this ordinance, the first payment to 
be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. It is here- 
by made an express provision of this or- 
dinance that the privileges herein grant- 
ed shall terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null and void if said grantees, their 
heirs, executors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantees shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dol- 
lars ($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, cost or liabil- 
ity of any kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which m.ay accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City for or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or for or by reason or on 
account of any act or thing done by said 
grantees herein by virtue of the author- 
ity herein given, and conditioned fur- 
ther to comply with all the terms and 
conditions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if any time during 
the life of this ordinance said bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of any 
track connecting with the above switch 
track which has been constructed and 



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is now being maintained without author- 
ity from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its pasage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within thirty (30) days 
of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, deferred and ordered published: 
Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
ferred ordinance granting Edward Bau- 
man ornamental clock (referred Nov. 
23rd, 1908, page 1862), having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
ordinance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Qompensation : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Edward Bauman, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to erect 
and maintain an ornamental clock at 
curb in front of premises known as 112 
E.ist Mcidison s-^reet; said clock to be 
constructed according to plans approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
plans shall be kept on file in the office 
of the said Commissioner, and said clock 
shall be constructed in a safe and work- 
manlike manner under the supervision 



and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or at any time prior thereto in 
the discretion of the Mayor. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, said gran- 
tee, his heirs, executors or assigns, shall 
remove said clock without cost or ex- 
pense to the City, under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works; and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute 
to the City of Chicago a good and suf- 
ficient bond in the penal sum of Ten 
Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, cost, damage or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever, which 
may be suffered by it, said City of Chi- 
cago, or which it may be put to, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to, or recovered from said City, from 
or by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason of any act 
or thing done under or by authority of 
the permission herein given; and condi- 
tioned further to observe and perforiti 
all and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance, said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns, shall at all times main 



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tain said clock in a manner satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that said grantee, 
within thirty (30) days of the passage 
of this ordinance, shall file his written 
acceptance and the bond herein provided 
for. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. J. Dixon, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee, to whom was re- 
ferred (July 13, 1908, page 1092) an 
ordinance providing for the vacating of 
that part of 38th place which lies be- 
tween Princeton and Stewart avenues, 
and of the east and west public alleys 
lying in the blocks bounded by 38th 
street, 39th street, Princeton avenue and 
Stewart avenue (Rosenfeld & Rosenberg's 
Subdivision of the south half of Block 
29 in Canal Trustees' Subdivision of Sec- 
tion 33-39-14), submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Egan, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred ordinance granting Susquehanna 
Coal Co. permit to maintain an elevated 
switch track across Van Buren street 
(referred January 6th, 1908, page 3626), 
having had the same under advisement. 



beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Susquehanna 
Qoal Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and op- 
erate as now constructed a single ele- 
vated railroad switch track across Van 
Buren street at a point about ninety 
(90) feet west of the west line of Cicero 
court, as shown in red upon plat hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that the said Susque- 
hanna Coal Company, the grantee here- 
in, shall, within thirty days after the 
passage of this ordinance, file with the 
City Clerk of the City of Chicago a bond 
in the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dol- 
lods ($10,000), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to at 
all times hereafter indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all liabilities, damages, loss, 
judgments, costs and expenses whatso- 
ever which may be suffered by, accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City of Qhicago by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordinance, 
or by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by said grantee herein by 
virtue of the authority herein given, or 
by reason or on account of anything done 
by said grantee in the maintenance and 
operation of said switch track or failure 
to keep in repair such parts of said Van 
Buren street as are occupied or crossed 
by said switch track, or by reason or 
on account of any failure on the part of 
said grantee to comply with all the terms 
and conditions of this ordinance. 

Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 



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throughout the life of this ordinance, and 
if at any time during the life of this 
ordinance said bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 3. The privileges hereby 
granted shall cease and determine De- 
cember 31st, 1917, or at any time prior 
thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
This ordinance shall at any time be sub- 
ject to modification, amendment or re- 
peal, and in case of repeal all privi-, 
leges hereby granted^ shall thereupon 
cease and determine. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Van Buren street as is 
occupied or crossed by said switch track 
in good condition and repair to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, whether said 
switch track may cross Van Buren street 
on the surface of said street or upon an 
elevated structure. At the termination 
of the rights and privileges herein grant- 
ed, by expiration of time or otherwise, 
said grantee shall remove said switch 
track and all the appurtenances thereto 
and shall forthwith restore said street 
so occupied by said switch track to a 
condition similar to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block 
and safe for public travel, to the sat- 
isfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Should said grantee fail to keep in 
repair any such part of said street in 
such manner as the Commissioner of 
Public Works shall direct, then the said 
Commissioner may repair the same, and 
the expense thereof shall be paid by the 
said grantee. Should said grantee, at 
the expiration of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or otherwise, 
fail to remove said track and restore 
said part of said street so occupied by 
said track to the proper condition as 
herein required, said work shall be done 
by or under the direction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and the cost 



and expense of such work shall be paid 
by said grantee. 

Section 5. The maintenance and op- 
eration of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railway tracks, 
and the maintenance thereof shall be 
under the supervision and to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
v\ orks. 

Section 6. In consideration of the 
privileges hereby granted said Susque- 
hanna Coal Qompany shall pay to the 
City of Chicago the sum of Fifty-eight 
Dollars ($58.00) per annum in advance 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to 
be made ■ as of January 1st, 1908, and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after. 

It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall cease and determine 
and this ordinance become null and void 
if said grantee fails to pay promptly 
any installment of said compensation. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that 
within thirty (30) days from the date 
of its passage said Susquehanna Coal 
Company shall file with the City Clerk 
its written acceptance of this ordinance 
and a bond as hereinabove provided. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Egan, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 7, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 



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leys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred ordinance vacating alleys in Rob- 
bins' Sub., Hambleton's Sub., Russel, 
Mather & Roberts' Add., Chicago Land 
Company Sub. and part of Greeley court, 
for Q. & N. W. Ry. Co. (referred No- 
vember 9, 1908, page 1668), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying substitute ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That part of the north 
and south public alley east of and 
adjoining the east line of Lots thirty 
(30) to thirty-four (34), both inclusive, 
excepting the north sixteen (16) feet 
of said Lot thirty (30), and west of and 
adjoining the west line of Lots thirty- 
five (35) to thirty-nine (39), both in- 
clusive, excepting the north sixteen (10) 
feet of said Lot thirty-nine (39); also 
all of the east and west public alley 
south of and adjoining the south line 
of Lots one (1) to fourteen (14), both 
inclusive, and north of and adjoining the 
north line of Lot forty-three (43) and 
of Lots fifty-one (51) to fifty-nine (59), 
both inclusive; also all of the north and 
south public alley east of and adjoining 
the east line of Lots forty-three (43) 
to fifty (50), both inclusive, and west 
of and adjoining the west line of Lot 
fifty-one (51), all in Block seven (7) 
in the subdivision of Blocks six ( 6 ) and 
seven (7) of Assessors' Division of the 
east half (E. y^) of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. %), Section eight (8), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian; also 

All of the east and west public alley 
south of and adjoining the south line of 
Lots thirty-eight (38) to forty-one (41), 
both inclusive, and north of and adjoin- 
ing the north line of Lot forty-two (42) ; 
also that part of the north and south 
public alley west of and adjoining the 



west line of Lots one (1) to five (5), 
both inclusive, excepting the south fifteen 
(15) feet of said Lot five (5), and east 
of and adjoining the east line of Lot 
twenty-eight (28), excepting the south 
fourteen (14) feet thereof, all in the 
Subdivision of Lot "E" of Qook County 
Circuit Court Partition of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. i^) of Section eight 
(8), Township thirty -nine (39) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and Subdivision of 
Block one (1), of said Lot "E"; also, 

All of the north and south public al- 
ley east of and adjoining the east line 
of Lots one (1) to five (5), both in- 
clusive, and west of and adjoining the 
west line of Lot twenty-three (23), all 
in Circuit Court Partition of three (3) 
acres in the southwest corner of the 
northeast quarter (N. E. i/4) of Section 
eight (8), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, and east of and 
adjoining the east line of Lots nine (9) 
to sixteen (16), both inclusive, and west 
of and adjoining the west line of Lots 
seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and nine- 
teen (19), all in Colgate's Resubdivision 
of Lots six (6) to fourteen (14), both 
inclusive, of aforementioned Circuit Court 
Partition of three (3) acres, etc.; also. 

All of the public alley east and south- 
easterly of the east and southeasterly 
lines respectively of Lots three ( 3 ) , 
four ( 4 ) , five ( 5 ) and six ( 6 ) , and west 
and northwesterly of the west and north- 
westerly lines, respectively, of Lots seven 
(7) and eight (8), all in ihe Resubdi- 
vision of Block seventy-two (72) in Rus- 
sell, Mather & Roberts' Addition to Chi- 
cago in Section nine (9), Township 
thirty-nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), Eiist of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian; also. 

All of the public alleys and public 
court known as "Greely court" in the 
Chicago Land Company's Subdivision of 
Lots seven (7), ten (10) and eleven 
(11), and that part of Lots three (3) 



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and six (6) lying south of railroad in 
Block eight (8), Wight's Addition to 
Chicago and that part of Block three 
(3) in Elston Addition to Chicago lying 
north of the south one hundred (100) 
feet thereof and south of the railroad, 
all in Section five (5), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, ex- 
cept that this ordinance shall not vacate 
that portion of the north and south pub- 
lic alley east of and adjoining the east 
line of Lots two (2) and three (3), and 
west of and adjoining the west line of 
Lots ten (10) and eleven (11) which lie 
south of a curved line convex to the 
northeast and having a radius of one 
thousand three hundred forty-five and 
eighty-nine one-hundredths (1,345.89) 
feet, running across such north and south 
alley from a point in the west line of 
said Lot ten (10), twelve and fifty- 
two one-hundredths (12.52) feet south of 
the northwest corner of said Lot ten 
(10) to a point in the east line of said 
Lot three (3), three and fifty-six one- 
hundredths (3.56) feet south of the 
northeast corner thereof, said Lots two 
(2), three (3), ten (10) and eleven 
(11), being in aforementioned Chicago 
Land Company's Subdivision, etc., etc., 
said alleys and parts of alleys and said 
Greely court, being further described as 
the south one hundred nine (109) feet, 
more or less, of the north and south pub- 
lic alley in the block bounded by Austin 
avenue, West Kinzie street. Noble street 
and North Ada street; also all of the 
public alle^ in the block bounded by 
Austin avenue. West Kinzie street, North 
Ada* street and North Elizabeth street; 
also the north one hundred ten (110) feet, 
more or less, of the first north and south 
public alley west of North Centre avenue 
in the block bounded by Austin avenue, 
West Kinzie street. North Elizabeth 
street and North Centre avenue ; also all 
of the first north and south public al- 
ley east of North Centre avenue and also 
the west seven (7) feet, more or less, 
of the east and west public alley both 



in the block bounded by Austin avenue, 
West Kinzie street, North Centre avenue 
and North May street; also all of the 
north and south and northeasterly and 
southwesterly public alley in the block 
bounded by Austin avenue, Milwaukee 
avenue and North Desplaines street; also 
all of the public alleys and all of Greely 
court in the block bounded by the south- 
erly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railroad, Front 
street, North Carpenter street and North 
Sangamon street, excepting the south 
thirty-seven and forty-eight one-hun- 
dredths (37.48) feet, measured on the 
east line, and the south forty-six and 
forty-four one-hundredths (46.44) feet 
measured on the west line, of the north 
and south public alley in aforementioned 
block, all as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" upon the 
plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance, be and the same are 
hereby vacated. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway Qompany shall within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance dedicate to the public and open up 
for public use as streets and alleys in the 
manner and form prescribed by law the 
following described property: The north 
sixteen (16) feet of Lot thirty (30), 
Block seven (7), in the subdivision of 
Blocks six (6) and seven (7) of As- 
sessors' Division of the east half (E. %) 
of the northwest quarter (N. W. %) of 
Section^ eight (8), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range fourteen (14), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian; also, 

The south fifteen (15) feet of Lot 
five (5) ; also that part of Lot twenty- 
eight (28) described as follows, to-wit: 

Commencing at the southeast corner 
of said Lot twenty-eight (28), running 
thence north along the east line of said 
Lot twenty-eight (28) a distance of 
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southwesterly in a straight line to a 
point in the south line of said Lot 
twenty-eight (28), fourteen (14) feet 
west of the southeast corner thereof; 
running thence east along the south line 
of said Lot twenty-eight ( 28 ) to place 
of beginning, said Lots five (5) and 
twenty-eight (28), both being in the sub- 
division of Lot "E" of Cook Oounty Cir- 
cuit Court Partition of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. V^) of Section eight (8) 
and subdivision of Block one ( 1 ) of said 
Lot "E". 

Also that part of Lots three (3) to 
ten (10), both inclusive, described as fol- 
lows, to -wit: 

Commencing at a point in the south 
line of Lot nine (9), ninety (90) feet 
east of the southwest corner thereof; 
running thence northwesterly in a 
straight line to the northwest corner of 
Lot three ( 3 ) ; running thence south 
along the west line of said Lots three 

(3) to nine (9), to the southwest corner 
of said Lot nine (9) ; running thence 
east along tlie south line of said Lot 
nine (9) to place of beginning; also, 

The east eighteen (18) feet of Lots 
seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and nine- 
teen (19), all of above mentioned lots 
being in Colgate's Resubdivision of Lots 
six (6) to fourteen (14) in Circuit Court 
Partition of three (3) acres in the south- 
west corner of the northeast quarter 
{N. E. 14) of Section eight (8), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range four- 
teen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian; also. 

That part of Lots three (3) and four, 

(4) described as follows, to- wit: 
Commencing at a point in the east 

line of said Lot three (3), three and 
fifty-six one -hundredths (3.56) feet 
south of the northeast corner thereof; 
running thence northwesterly on a curved 
line convex to the northeast and hav- 
irfg a radius of one thousand three hun- 
dred forty-five and eighty-nine one-hun- 
dredths (1,345.89) feet to a point six- 
teen (16) feet north of the south line 



and thirty-six and forty-seven one-hun- 
dredths (36.47) feet west of the east 
line of said Lot four (4) ; running 
thence west on a line sixteen (16) feet 
north of and parallel to the south line 
of said Lot four (4) to the west line 
thereof; running thence south along the 
west line of said Lot four (4) to the 
southwest corner thereof; running thence 
east along the south line of said Lot 
four (4), to a point forty and fourteen 
one-hundredths (40.14) feet west of the 
southeast corner thereof; running thence 
southeasterly along a curved line con- 
vex to the northeast and having a radius 
of one thousand three hundred twenty- 
nine and eighty-nine one-hundredths 
(1,329.89) feet, to a point in the east 
line of said Lot three (3), three and 
thirteen one-hundredths (3.13) feet north 
of the southeast corner thereof; running 
thence north along the east line of said 
Lot three (3) to place of beginning; said 
Lots three (3) and four (4) being in 
Chicago Land Cbmpany's Subdivision of 
Lots seven (7), ten (10) and eleven 
(11), and that part of Lots three (3) 
and six (6) lying south of railroad in 
Block eight (8), Wight's Addition to 
Chicago, and that part of Block three 
(3), Elston's Addition to Chicago lying 
north of the south one hundred (100) 
feet thereof and south of railroad, all 
in Section five (5), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; all 
as colored in yellow and indicated by the 
words "To be dedicated" upon the afore- 
mentioned plat hereto attached and made 
a part hereof; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) 
toward a fund for the payment and satis- 
faction of any and all claims for damages 
which may be caused by the vacations 
herein provided for; and further shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 
of this ordinance deposit with the City 
of Chicago a sum sufficient in the judg- 
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Works to defray all* cost of paving and 
curbing the returns into the alleys herein 
dedicated similar to the paving and curb- 
ing in the adjoining street in the same 
block, and to construct sidewalk and 
curb across entrances to alleys herein va- 
cated similar to the sidewalk and curb- 
ing adjoining in the same block; said 
work to be done under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works at the sole ex- 
pense of said Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company; and further shall 
within twelve (12) months of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance improve with six 
(6) foot concrete walk, limestone curb 
and No. 1 dressed granite block upon 
concrete foundation, in accordance with 
city specifications to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the following described property 
herein dedicated for street purposes; 
that portion of Lots three (3) to ten 
(10), both inclusive, commencing at a 
point in the south line of Lot nine (9), 
ninety (90) feet east of the southwest 
corner thereof; running thence north- 
westerly in a straight line to the north- 
west corner of Lot three ( 3 ) ; running 
thence south along the west line of said 
Lots three ( 3 ) to nine ( 9 ) to the south- 
west corner of said Lot nine (9) ; run- 
ning thence east along the south line of 
said Lot nine (9) to place of beginning, 
all of the above mentioned lots being in 
Colgate's Resubdivision of Lots six (6) 
to fourteen (14) in Circuit Court Parti- 
tion of three acres in the southwest cor- 
ner of the northeast quarter (N. E. %) 
of Section eight (8), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section 2 hereof, provided that 
said Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance file for rec- 
ord in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified 



copy of this ordinance and a plat prop- 
erly executed and acknowledged showing 
the vacations and dedications herein pro- 
vided for. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 

The select Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion, having had under consideration an 
ordinance amending an ordinance passed 
July 13, 1908 (amended October 5, 1908), 
requiring the elevation of the roadbed 
and tracks of the C. R. I. & P. Ry. Co., 
etc. (to extend the time for the accep- 
tance of the said ordinance, for recording 
dedications therein r'equired, and for the 
constr'uction of sidewalks on West i8'9th 
street), submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Unanimous consent was given for tht* 
immediate consideration of the report. 

Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McC^id, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Pick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, " Foell, Josetti,- 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man. Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ordinance 
To amend an ordinance requiring the 



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Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company, the Belt Railway Company 
of Chicago, the Wabash Railroad Com- 
pany, the Chicago and Southeastern 
Railroad Company, and the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, respectively, to elevate the plane 
of certain of their railway tracks with- 
in the City of Chicago, passed July 
13th, 1908, and published on pages 
1186 to 1234, both inclusive, of the 
official records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1908-9, and amended October 5th, 
1908, and published on pages 1369 and 
1370 of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for' the year 1908-9. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Paragraph 3 of Sec- 
tion 14, Section 15 and Section 18 of an 
ordinance entitled "An Ordinance re- 
quiring the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Companv.. the Belt Railway 
Company of Chicago, the Wabash Rail- 
road Company, the Chicago and South- 
eastern Railroad Company, and the Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company, respectively, to elevate the 
plane of certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago," passed 
July 13th, A. D. 1908, and published on 
pages 1186 to 1234, both inclusive, of the 
official records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City of Chicago for the yeai* 
1908-9, and amended October 5th, 1908, 
and published on pages 1369 and 1370 
of the official records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1908-9, be and the sam^e is hereby 
amended so that Paragraph 3 of Section 
14, Section 15 and Section 18 shall here- 
after read as follows: 

"Section 14, Paragraph 3. The Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company shall improve West 89th street 
between said East line of South Morgan 
street and the westerly line of Vincennes 
I'oad, and the two new proposed thirty 



(30) foot streets between said west line 
of South Morgan street and said east 
line of South Ashland avenue each with 
one cement sidewalk during the year 1909, 
and with macadam pavement on or be- 
fore the thirty-first day of December, 
A. D. 1914, in the manner prescribed by, 
and subject to the approval and accep- 
tance of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Any and all ordinances, or such parts 
of any ordinance or' ordinances of the 
City of Chicago heretofore passed that 
provide for or require the improvement 
of any part of West 89th street, or any 
part of any other street, avenue or alley, 
that is contained in or is a part of any 
of the property described in Section 14 
that is to be vacated or dedicated ns 
aforesaid, are hereby repealed." 

Section 15. The Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Cbmpany, th^ Belt 
Railway Company of Chicago, the Wa- 
liasli Railroad Company, and the Chicago 
and Southeastern Railroad Company 
shall within ninety (90.) days after the 
passage of this ordinance record in legal 
manner all dedications provided foi' in 
this ordinance, and the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Company 
shall on or before the first day of July, 
A. D. 1909, cause to be recorded in legal 
manner all dedications provided for in 
this ordinance; and the several com- 
panies mentioned in this ordinance ex- 
cepting the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company shall at least 
ninety (90) days' prior to the day set in 
Section 16 of this ordinance for final 
completion of the work in each str'etch 
of roadbed, cause to be recorded in legal 
manner all vacations provided for in this 
ordinance, including the vacation of all 
stub end streets and alleys not provided 
with subvv'ays in this ordinance, which lie 
within the limits of right of way of said 
companies." 

"Section 18. This ordinance shall 
take efifect from and after its passage; 
provided, however, that it shall be null 



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and void as to the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, the Belt 
Railway Company of Chicago, the Wa- 
bash Railroad Company and the Chicago 
and Southeastern Railroad Company 
which are by this ordinance permitted 
and required to elevate their railway 
tracks, who shall tnrough their duly au- 
thorized officers file with the City Clerk 
of the City of Chicago within one hun- 
dred and fifty (150) days from the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, their agr'eement 
or agreements duly executed, whereby 
they will undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required of 
them, respectively, by this ordinance, 
and unless the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Raihvay Company shall through 
its duly authorized officers file with the 
City Clerk of the City oi Chicago on or 
befora the fir'st day of March, A. D. 1909, 
its agreement or agreements duly exe- 
cuted whereby it will undertake to do 
and perform all the matters and things 
required of it by this ordinance. 

After the filing of such agreement or 
agreements by the said several railroad 
and railway companies, or any of them, 
this ordinance shall not be materially 
modified or amended as to the said com- 
panies which shall have filed their said 
agreement or agreements, unless such 
company or companies shall be in default 
in the performance of the several matters 
and things required by this ordinance and 
undertaken to be done by such agr'eement. 

The failure or default of any of the 
said companies to file such agreement or 
agreements within the time herein lim- 
ited shall not void or impair any of the 
rights hereunder of the several railroad 
and railway companies which shall have 
filed their agreement or agreements as 
hereinabove provided^ so long as they 
shall perform the matters and things ex- 
pressly required of them by this ordi- 
nance. Nothing in this ordinance con- 
tained shall be a waiver or surrender of 
the police power cf the city or be taken 



in any w^ay to deprive the city of the 
right to properly exer'cise such power." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage; pro- 
vided, however, this ordinance shall be 
null and void unless the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Company and 
the surety on the bond to be given by 
said company as provided for in Section 
8, Paragraph 1, of the original ordinance 
passed July 13th/ 1908, shall also and at 
the same time that they file said bond file 
in writing with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago their acceptance of this 
amendment in order' to guarantee the 
faithful performance of the provisions of 
this ordinance; and unless the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany shall through its duly authorized 
officers file with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago on or before the first 
day of March, A. D. 1909, an agreement 
duly executed whereby said railway com- 
pany shall undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required of it 
by this ordinance to be performed, and 
all the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 13th, 1908, and the amendatory or- 
dinance of October 5th, 1908, shall ap- 
ply to all things provided for and em- 
braced in this ordinance, unless herein 
otherwise specified; and the rights, obli- 
gations, powers and duties of the City of 
Chicago and said Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, the Belt 
Railway Company of Chicago, the Wa- 
bash Railroad Company, the Chicago 
and Southeastern Railroad Company and 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Raihvay Company shall be construed the 
sam.e in all respects as if said ordinance 
of July 13th, 1908, and the amendatory 
ordinance of October 8th, 190i8', had orig- 
inally contained all the matters and 
things contained in this amendatory ordi- 
nance. 

Provided further, however, that if the 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company which failed to accept the orig- 
inal ordinance shall also fail to accept 



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this amendment within the time herein 
specified, such failur'e shall not render 
void or impair any of the rights, duties 
or privileges hereunder' of those railroad 
and railway companies that accepted the 
original ordinance and that shall accept 
this amendment, so long as they shall 
perform the matters and things expressly 
required by this ordinance. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 1, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your select Committee on Track Ele- 
vation, to whom was referred (Novem- 
bei' 30, 1908, page 1906), an ordinance 
extending the tim.e for the completion 
of the elevation of the roadbed and tracks 
of the Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road Company under ordinance of July 7, 
1902, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the accompanying substitute ordinance 
for passage: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance requiring the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 
r'oad Company^ the Pittsburg, Cincin- 
nati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company, the Chicago Junction Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company, the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany, and the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railway Company, respec- 
tively, to change the plane of certain 
of their railway tracks within the City 
of Chicago, passed July 7th, 1902, and 
published on pages 932 to' 964, both in- 
clusive, of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1902-3, and 
amended September 22d, 1902, and pub- 
lished on pages 1066 and 1067 of the 



Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1902-3, and amended June 24th, 
1907, and published on pages 736 to 
738, both inclusive, of the Official 
Records of the Council Proceedings of 
the City of Chicago for the year 1907- 

8, and amended April 27th, 1908, and 
published on pages 102 to 107, both in- 
clusive, of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1908-9, and 
amended June '8th, 1908, and published 
on pages 557 and 558 of the Official 
Records of the Council Proceedings of 
the City of Chicago for the year 1908- 

9, and amended June 29th, 1908, and 
published on pages 939 to 943, both 
inclusive, of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1908-9, and fur- 
ther amended July 17th, 1908, and 
published on pages 1281 to 1284, both 
inclusive, of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of Ch^i- 
cago for the year' 1908-9. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of tJie 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 14 and 16 
of an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance 
requiring the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad Company, the Pittsburg, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Junction Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company, the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and the Atchison, Topeka. and Santa 
Fe Railway Company, respectively, to 
change the plane of certain of their rail- 
way tracks v\athin the City of Chicago," 
passed July 7th, 1902, and published on 
pages 932 to 964, b^tAi inclusive, of the 
Official Records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City oi Chicago for the yeai* 
1902-3, and amended September 22nd, 
1902, and published on pages 1066 and 
1067 of the Official Records of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings of the City of Chicago 
for the year lQ')1-3, and amended June 



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24th, 1907, and published on pages 736 
to 738, both inclusive, of the Official 
Records of the Council Proceedings of the 
City of Chicago for the year 1907-8, and 
amended April 27th, 1908, and published 
on pages 102 to 107, both inclusive, of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1908-9, and amended June 8th, 1908, 
and published on pages 557 and 558 of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 190i8'-9, and amended June 29th, 
1908, and published on pages 939 to 943, 
both inclusive, of the Official Records of 
the Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1908-9, and further 
amended July 17th, 1908, and published 
on pages 1281 to 1284, both inclusive, of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago- for the 
year 1908-9, be and the same is hereby 
amended so that they shall hereafter 
read as follows : 

"Section 14. The Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company, the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and the Chicago Terminal Transfe]" 
Railroad Company, who are required to 
elevate their tracks, shall commence the 
work of such elevation after the Metro- 
politan West Side Elevated Railway 
Company's elevated road shall be raised 
at the crossing of that road, over the pro- 
posed elevated tracks of the above three 
named railroad and railway companies to 
the elevation required by Section 13 of 
this ordinance; provided this ordinance 
shall have been accepted by the said 
above mentioned railroad and railway 
companies hereby required to elevate 
their tracks. 

After such work has commenced the 
same shall be fully and finally completed 
on or before the thirty-first day of De- 
cember", A. D. 1909, unless prevented by 
strike or strikes, or restrained by in- 
junction or other order or process of a 
court of competent jurisdiction. The 
time during which said railroad and rail- 



way companies shall be prevented by 
strike or strikes, or legal proceedings, as 
aforesaid, shall be added to the time 
hereby limited for the completion of said 
work; provided said railroad and rail- 
way companies give notice to the Cor- 
portion Counsel of the City of Chicago 
of the institution of said legal proceed- 
ings. The City of Chicago shall there- 
upon have the right to intervene in any 
suit or proceeding brought by any person 
or persons seeking to enjoin or to re- 
strain, or in any manner interfere with 
the prosecution of said work and move 
for a dissolution of said injunction and 
restraining order, and for any other 
proper order in such suit." 

"Section 16. The entire work to be done 
under the terms of this ordinance by the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 
Company, the Chicago and Northwestern- 
Railway Company and the Chicago Ter- 
minal Transfer Railroad Company shall 
he fully and finally completed on or be- 
fore the thirty-first day of December, A. 
D. 1909, except that the time during 
which any of said railroad and r'ailway 
companies shall be prevented from work 
by strike or strikes, and the time during 
which it, or they, shall be restrained by 
injunction or other order or process of 
a court of competent jurisdiction of 
which it, or they, shall have given notice 
to the Corporation Counsel of the City 
of Chicago, and the time in excess of 
ninety (90) days from the filing of the 
agreement mentioned in Section 19, the 
structures and tracks of the Metropolitan 
West Side Elevated Railroad Company 
shall have been raised as hereinbefore de- 
scribed in Section 13 of this ordinance, 
to a height of not less than twenty (20) 
feet above the elevated tracks hereby re- 
quired and the time during which any 
of said companies required by this ordi- 
nance to elevate their respective roadbeds 
and tracks may be delayed in such work 
without its or their own fault, in conse- 
quence of any other of said companies to 
do the work by this ordinance required 



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of it, or tlieiii, or in consequence of the 
failure of any street railway company or 
corporation to grade or pave any part 
of any subway or approach required to 
be graded or paved^ shall be added to the 
date herein fixed for the completion of 
said work." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
■effect from and after its passage; pro- 
vided, however, this ordinance shall be 
null and void unless the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railw^ay Company and the 
Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 
Company and the sureties on the bonds 
given by said companies as pr'ovided for 
in Section 8, Paragraph 1 of the original 
ordinance of July 7th, 1902, shall also 
within fifteen (15) days after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance file in writing with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
their acceptance of this amendment, in 
order to guarantee the faithful perform- 
ance of the provisions of this ordinance; 
and unless the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company and the Chicago Ter- 
minal Tr'ansfer Railroad Company shall 
through their duly authorized officers file 
with the City Clerk of the City of Chi- 
cago within fifteen (15) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, agreements 
duly executed, whereby said railroad and 
railway companies shall undertake to 
do and perform all the matters and 
things required of them by this ordinance 
to be performed, and all the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 7th, 1902, and 
the amendatory ordinances of Septem- 
ber 22nd, 1902, June 24th, 1907, April 
27th, 190^8, June 8th, 1908, June 29th, 
1908, and July 17th, 1908, shall apply to 
all things provided for and embraced in 
this ordinance, unless herein otherwise 
specified; and the rights, obligations, 
powers and duties of the City of Chi- 
cago, the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company and the Chi- 
cago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 
Company shall be construed the same in 
all respects as if said ordinance of July 



7th, 1902, and the amendatory ordinances 
of September 22nd, 1902, June 24th, 
1907, April 27th, 1908, June 8th, 1908, 
June 29th, 1908, and July 17th, 1908, 
had originally contained all the matters 
and things contained in this amendatory 
ordinance. 

Provided, further, however, that if any 
company that failed to accept the orig- 
inal ordinance shall also fail to file its 
acceptance of this amendment v/ithin the 
time herein specified, such failure shall 
not render void or impair any of the 
rights, duties or privileges hereunder of 
those railroad and railway companies 
that accepted the original ordinance and 
that shall accept this amendment, so long 
as they shall perform the matters and 
things expressly required by this ordi- 
nance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. F. Lipps, 
Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning v/ith the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving with 
creosoted wooden blocks Quincy street, 
from State street to Dearborn street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Povrers, Bow- 



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ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man. Hunt, Bilil, Koliout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Harding presented the claim of 
C. H. Eiilett & Co. for rebates of water 
taxes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

iVld. Richert presented the claim of C. 
M. Bentley for a refund of 90 per cent 
of special assessment for water supply 
pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented an ordinance 
relating to the disposition of floral de- 
signs in cemeteries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health 
Department. 

iild. McKenna and Burke presented or- 
ders for' improvements as follows : for 
paving with asphalt Fuller street, 25th 
street and Hillock avenue, from Loomis 
street to Lock street; Lock street, from 
31st street to Fuller street; and for pav- 
ing with macadam 36th street, from Lea- 
vitt street to Seeley avenue; which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Young presented an ordinance 
(with petitions attached), for turning 
over to the control of the South Park 
Commissioners Hyde Park boulevard, 
from Drexel boulevard to East End ave- 



nue, and East End avenue, from Hyde 
Park boulevard to 56th street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Young and McCoid presented an 
order directing the Traction Expert to 
take up with the South Side Elevated 
Railroad Co. the question of placing an 
additional exit at the east end of the 
platform at its Indiana avenue sta^tion 
and at the south end of the platform at 
its 47th street' station, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Young presented an order for an 
electric arc light on 44th street, between 
Cottage Grove avenue and Drexel boule- 
vard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Young presented orders for paving 
with vitrified brick the alley lying be- 
tween Ellis avenue and Lake avenue, from 
40th street to 41st street, and from Oak- 
wood boulevard to 40th street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in alley 
west of Grand boulevard, between 39th 
street and 40th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Young, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
vfanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 



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ncY, Golombiewski, Eober'ts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public V\'orks be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to let a contract, 
without advertising, for connecting 
sewer to the Lake View Pumping sta- 
tion at a cost not to exceed two thou- 
sand dollars ($2,000), to be charged to 
the appropriation for the construction 
of said pumping station. 
Which was^ by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Bennett, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, ]McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever^ Conion, Powders, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiew^ski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Bennett presented the claims of 
Abendpost Co. for rebates of water taxes 
and the claim of D. B. Fairman for a 
refund of 90 per cent of special assess- 
ment for water supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. SnoAv presented the following or- 
dinance, which was ordered published and 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary: 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Sections 1836 and 1880 of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 



1905 be and the same are hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

"1836. Department of Public Works 
established.) There is hereby estab- 
lished an executive department of the 
municipal government of the city 
which shall be known as the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, and shall em- 
brace the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the Deputy Commissioner, the 
City Engineer, the Superintendent of 
Streets, the First Assistant Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the Second Assis- 
tant Superintendent of Streets, the 
Superintendent of Water, the Superin- 
tendent of Sewers, the Superintendent 
of Maps, and such other assistants and 
employes as the 'City Council may, by 
ordinance, provide." 

"1880. Duties.) The First Assis- 
tant Superintendent of Streets shall 
perform such duties as may be re- 
quired of him by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, the Superintendent of 
Streets, and the ordinances of the city. 
He shall have charge of the cleaning 
of the streets and alleys of the city, in- 
cluding the removal and disposition 
of garbage, filth, litter, dirt, ashes, 
manure, offal, swill, and other ma- 
terials and substances from the streets 
and alleys. He shall also see to it that 
the ordinances of the city pertaining or 
relating to the throwing or casting of 
garbage, dirt, filth, litter, ashes, man- 
ure, offal, swill, and other materials 
and substances in or upon any street, 
alley, or public way, are enforced and 
that violations thereof are reported to 
the prosecuting attorney for prosecu- 
tion. 

The Second Assistant Superintendent 
of Streets shall perform such duties as 
may be r'equired of him by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, the Superin- 
tendent of Streets and the ordinances 
of the City. He shall have charge of 
the maintenance and improvement and 
repairs of the streets and alleys of the 
city, except where such repair or im- 



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provement is to be paid for wbolly or 
in part by special assessment." 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation^ estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in State 
street, from a point 45 feet north of the 
south line of Grarfield boulevard to a 
point 110 feet south of the south line of 
Garfield boulevard. 

By unanimous consent^ on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Eeinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Oolombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan, Jones, Bihl and Hunt 
presented the following resolution, which 
was referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation : 

WiiEKEAS, The ordinance heretofore 
granted to the Calumet and South Chi- 
cago Railway Company, March 30, 
1908, authorized and permitted the 
Company to operate funeral cars upon 
and over its lines ; and 

Whereas, The tracks of the Calumet 
Company do not reach the cemeteries 
situated in the neighborhood of Mor- 
gan Park, and the company has been 
unable to secure an operating agree- 
ment with any other of the street rail- 
way lines reaching these cemeteries, 



and no funeral car service has as yet 
been installed; and 

Whekeas, The citizens of the Calu- 
met district desire to have such ser- 
vice installed; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the question of in- 
stalling and maintaining a funeral car 
service in the Calumet district be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Local 
Ti'ansportation to investigate the sit- 
uation and report to the Council with 
its recommendation. 

Aid. Moynihan, Jones, Bihl and Hunt 
presented the following communication 
and draft of proposed operating agree- 
ment between the Calumet and South 
Chicago Railway Co. and the Chicago and 
Southern Traction Co. for rehabilitation 
of the street railways on South Chicago 
avenue, which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation: 
To the Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, and 

Members of the City Council: 

Gentlemen — ^^The Calumet and South 
Chicago Railway Company has been oper- 
ating its cars on South Chicago avenue, 
between Vincennes and Cottage Grove 
avenues, upon tracks leased from the 
Englevv^ood and Chicago Electric Street 
Railway Company, which tracks are now 
owned by the Chicago and Southern 
Traction Company. Under the ordinance 
to the Calumet Company, passed March 
30, 1908, provision was made for the 
rehabilitation of these leased tracks at 
the joint expense of the two companies, 
upon the expiration of the ordinance to 
the Englewood Company, May 2, 1913; 
and pr'ovision was also made for the re- 
habilitation of these leased tracks at an 
earlier date in case the two companies 
could reach an agreement in reference 
thereto. 

The leased tracks have been allowed 
to become so out of repair as to render 
the operation of the cars thereon expen- 
sive and impractical, and the Calumet 
Company has finally effected an agree- 
ment with the Traction Company, where- 



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by tbe Calumet Company is now rehabili- 
tating- these tracks under the provisions 
of its own ordinance. 

I beg, therefore, to submit herewith a 
draft of the agreement between the two 
companies for the immediate rehabilita- 
tion of these leased tracks, which agree- 
ment, under the terms of the ordinance 
to the Calumet Company, requires the 
consent of the City Council, and re- 
spectfully submit the matter for' your 
consideration. 

Irx\. W. Core, 
President of the Calumet and South Chi- 
cago Railway Company. 

Operating agreement heticeen the Calu- 
^met and South Chicago Raihoay Com- 
pany and the Chicago and Southern 
Traction Company: 

Memorandum of Agreement, made 

this day of 

November, A. D., 1908, between the 
Calnm.et and South Chicago Railway 
Company (hereinafter for convenience 
called the "Calumet Company"), party 
of the first part, and the Chicago and 
Southern Traction Company (hereinafter' 
for convenience called the "Traction 
Company"), party of the second part, 
Witnesseth : 

That Whereas, to-wit, on the first 
day of July, 1896, a certain agreement 
AA'as entered into between the Englewood 
and Chicago Electric Street Railway Com- 
pany and the Calumet Electric Street Rail- 
w^ay Company, whereby the said Engle- 
w^ood and Chicago Electric Street Rail- 
way Company, then owning and operat- 
ing a street railway upon the certain 
streets and parts of streets in said agree- 
ment mentioned, demised and leased unto 
the said The Calumet Electric Street 
Railway Company the right to operate 
its cars upon and over a portion of the 
street raihvay of the Englewood and Chi- 
cago Electric Street Railway Company, 
in accordance with the ter'ms of said 
-agreement, a copy of which is hereto at- 



tached and marked "Exhibit A," and 
made a part hereof; and 

WiiEEEAs, The Calumet and South 
Chicago Railway Company is now the 
successor to and owner of the j^roperty 
heretofore owned by The Calumet Elec- 
tric Street Railway Company, and the 
Chicago and Southern Traction Company 
is now the successor to and owner of the 
property heretofore owned by the Engle- 
wood and Chicago Electric Street Rail- 
way Company, which Company was suc- 
ceeded by the Chicago Electric Traction 
Company, and which latter Company was 
succeeded by the Chicago and Southern 
Traction Company, party hereto; and 

Whereas, Said lease and agreement 
of July 1, 1896, granted, demised and 
leased unto said lessee the use of the 
tracks, switches, crossovers, trolley wires 
and street railway equipment, exclusive 
of rolling stock, upon the streets speci- 
fied in said agreement until the termina- 
tion of the, fra.nchise of the said Engle- 
wood and Chicago Electric Street Rail- 
way Company; and 

Whereas, After the execution of said 
agreement of July 1, 1896, and in ac- 
cordance w^ith the terms thereof. The 
Calumet Electric Street. Railway Com- 
pany and its successors, operated its 
street railway system upon, over and 
along said tracks; and 

W^hereas, On, to-wit, March 30, 1908, 
an ordinance was passed by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, granting 
to the Calumet Company the right to 
construct, maintain and operate a sys- 
tem of street railways in the streets and 
public ways of the City of Chicago, in 
accordance with the terms and provisions 
of said ordinance, to which reference is 
hereby made, in and by which ordinance 
it was provided that the said tracks, 
theretofore leased by the Chicago Elec- 
tric Traction Company to The Calumet 
Electric Street Railway Company, should 
upon the expiration of the franchise of 
said Chicago Electric Traction Com- 



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pany, be constructed at the joint ex- 
pense of said Traction Company and the 
Calumet Company, and should be main- 
tained at the joint expense of both com- 
panies on an equitable basis to be deter- 
mined by the Board of Supervising Engi- 
neers, provided for in said ordinance, and 
in the event of an agreement thereafter 
being entered into between the said Trac- 
tion Company and the Calumet Company, 
prior to the expiration of the franchise 
of the Traction Company, for the con- 
struction, re-construction, equipment and 
re-equipment of said tracks, roadbed and 
overhead construction, such work should 
be done on terms subject to the approval 
of said Board of Supervising Engineers; 
and 

Whereas, The tracks of said Traction 
Company on South Chicago avenue, from 
Cottage Grove avenue to St. Lawrence 
avenue, and also the tracks of said Trac- 
tion Company on South Chicago avenue, 
from St, Lawrence avenue to Vincennes 
avenue are iu such worn out condi- 
tion as to render the operation of the 
street railway system thereover expen- 
sive, unsafe and impractical, and the 
patrons of said street railway system 
have demanded the immediate recon- 
struction and rehabilitation of said 
tracks ; and 

Wheeeas, The said Traction Com- 
pany has not available sufficient funds to 
permit the reconstruction and rehabili- 
tation of said street railway tracks, 
road-bed and overhead construction, as 
required by the ordinance of the City of 
Chicago ; and 

Wheeeas, The parties hereto deem it 
necessary and advantageous to each 
other to bring about, as soon as may be, 
the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 
said street railway tracks, road-bed and 
overhead construction, as contemplated 
by Sections 1 and 2 of said ordinance of 
March 30, 1908; 

iS'ow, Therefore, It is mutually coven- 



anted and agreed by and between the 
parties hereto, as follows: 

1. The Calumet Company agrees, at 
its own expense, to remove the present 
tracks and overhead construction, and 
all personal property belonging to tlie 
Traction Company now located in and 
used upon and along South Chicago ave- 
nue, from Cottage Grove avenue to Vin- 
cennes avenue, and to deliver the said 
property to the said Traction Company 
ui)on its premises at or near Eighty - 
eighth street and Vincennes road, 

2. The Calumet Company further 
agrees to construct complete new track'^, 
road-bed and overhead construction upon 
and along South Chicago avenue, from 
Cottage Grove avenue to Vincennes ave- 
nue, in accordance with the requirements 
and specifications for such construction 
contained in the ordinance to the Calu- 
met Company of March 30, 1908, and 
under the direction and supervision of 
the Board of Supervising Engineers, pro- 
vided for in said ordinance, and subject 
to the terms of said ordinance. 

3. The Calumet Company agrees to 
pay the entire cost of such removal and 
construction, subject, however, to the 
conditions hereinafter named. 

4. The said Traction Company shall 
have and retain its present rights (ex- 
cept as hereby modified) to operate its 
o\A'n cars with its own power supplied 
from its own trolley wires, over said 
tracks, 

5. The Traction Company agrees to 
pay monthly to the Calumet Company 
for such right of operation and user of 
said tracks and overhead construction, 
in proportion to the respective number 
of wheels operated over said tracks by 
each company, the proper proportion of 
the actual cash cost of maintenance, re- 
pairs and renewals of said tracks, road- 
bed and overhead construction; and in 
addition thereto the proper proportion 
of the reserve funds provided for in said 
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five per centum (5%) interest return 
on the capital investment in said tracks, 
road-bed and overhead construction, as 
provided in said ordinance, said propor- 
tion to be determined on an equitable 
basis by the Board of Supervising Engi- 
neers, provided for in said ordinance. 

6. It is Mutually Agreed by and be- 
tween the parties hereto that, notwith- 
standing the ramoval of said tracks and 
overhead construction from South Chi- 
cago avenue and the construction of- new 
tracks and overhead construction on said 
avenue, by the Calumet Company, sub- 
ject to the terms hereinafter provided, 
the Calumet Company shall credit to the 
Traction Company in lieu of the rental 
provided for in said agreement dated 
July 1, 1896, the sum of three thousand 
dollars ($3,000) per year from the date 
hereof until the termination or expira- 
tion of the now existing rights of the 
Traction Company, to maintain and oper- 
ate a street railway in the City of Chi- 
cago and in said South Chicago avenue, 
between Cottage Grove avenue and Vin- 
cennes avenue, but not after May 2, 1913; 
provided, however, that the said sum 
of three thousand dollars ($3,000) per 
year to be credited to said Traction Com- 
pany, shall be retained by the Calumet 
Company without paying interest there- 
on, until such sum has accumulated to 
an amount equal to one-half of the total 
cost of said removal and construction of 
said tracks, road-bed and overhead con- 
struction .by the said Calumet Company. 

7. The said Traction Company shall 
have and is hereby given the right, in 
the event that it is authorized so to do 
by a new franchise ordinance from the 
City of Chicago, on or before May 2, 
1913, to purchase and acquire from the 
Calumet Company an undivided one-half 
interest in the said new tracks, road-bed 
and overhead construction of South Chi- 
cago avenue, from Cottage Grove avenue 
to Vincennes avenue, on the payment to 
the Calumet Company of one-half of the 
total original cost thereof; but in the 



event the said Traction Company does 
not secure such franchise from the City 
of Chicago on or before said date, then 
the Calumet Company shall turn over, 
without interest thereon, the amount of 
money so accumulated from said sum of 
three thousand dollars ($3,000) per year, 
hereinbefore mentioned, and the turning 
over of said accumulated amount to the 
Traction Company shall be in full set- 
tlement and payment of all rights of 
whatsoever nature or kind of the Trac- 
tion Company in and to the said new 
tracks, road-bed and overhead construc- 
tion of the Calumet Company on South 
Chicago avenue, between Cottage Grove 
avenue and Vincennes avenue. 

8. It is Mutually Agreed by and be- 
tween the parties hereto, that this agree- 
ment shall supercede and be in lieu of all 
of the terms and provisions of said agree- 
ment of July 1, 1896, so far as the same 
pertains to the said tracks of South Chi- 
cago avenue, and expressly in lieu there- 
of, and as a full release of, the rental 
provided in said agreement to be paid 
by the Calumet Electric Street Railway 
Company to the Englewood and Chicago 
Electric Street Railway Company. 

9. In the event the Traction Company 
secures a new ordinance from 'the City 
of Chicago on South Chicago avenue, 
from Cottage Grove avenus to Vincennes 
avenue, and purchases from the Calumet 
Company an undivided one-half interest 
in said tracks, road-bed and overhead 
construction, as herein provided, it is 
mutually agreed that thereafter said 
tracks, road-bed and overhead construc- 
tion shall be maintained at the joint 
expense of both companies on an equit- 
able basis to be determined by the Board 
of Supervising Engineers, provided for in 
said ordinance of March 30, 1908. 

10. The Traction Company, as be- 
tween itself and the Calumet Company, 
shall be responsible for all injuries or 
damages to persons, property, cars or 
equipment arising out of accidents for 
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causes of action growing out of or con- 
nected with the operation of cars of the 
Traction Company over said tracks; and 
the Calumet Company shall likewise, as 
between itself and the Traction Com- 
pany, be responsible for all injuries or 
damages to persons, property, cars or 
equipment arising out of accidents for 
which liability exists, and for all other 
causes of action growing out of or con- 
nected with the operation of the cars of 
the Calumet Company over said tracks. 

11. This agreement is executed in 
duplicate and shall be binding upon and 
enure to the benefit of the parties here- 
to, their respective successors and as- 
signs. 

12. Nothing contained in this con- 
tract shall be construed so as to affect 
or impair any of the terms or provisions 
of said ordinance of March 30, 1908, 
and this contract shall be subject to the 
approval of said Board of Supervising 
Engineers. 

In Witness Wheeeof, The said Calu- 
met Company and said Traction Company 
have caused their respective corporate 
names to be signed and their respective 
corporate seals to be attached hereto by 
their respective Presidents and attested 
by their- respective Secretaries^ the day" 
and year first above written. 

Executed in dnplicate. 
Calumet and South Chicago Railway 
Company, 

By 

President. 
Attest : 



Secretary. 
(Party of the First Part.) 

Chicago and Southern Traction 
Company, 
By 

President. 
Attest : 



Secretary. 
(Party of the Second Part.) 



Approved for Chief Engineer, 

By 

Ass't. Chief Engineer. 

Approved .' , A. D. 1908, by 

Board of Supervising Engineers Chi- 
cago Traction, 

By 

Chairman. 

By ...: 

Representing City of Chicago. 

By 

Representing Calumet and South Chi- 
cago Railioay Company. 

"EXHIBIT A." 

This Indenture, made this first day of 
July, A. D. 1896, between the Englewood 
and Chicago Electric Street Railway 
Company, party of the first part, and The 
Calumet Electric Street Railway Com- 
pany, party of the second, part, Wit- 
nesseth : 

That Whereas, Said party of the 
first part is now the owner of a single 
track electric street railway on 67th 
street, from St. Lawrence avenue to Cot- 
tage Grove avenue, and a double track 
railway on South Chicago avenue, from 
St. Law^rence avenue to Cottage Grove 
avenue, and on 7l3t street, from St. Law- 
rence avenue to Cottage Grove avenue, 
and a franchise for a street railway on 
the alley adjoining the west line of the 
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Rail- 
road, and on Cottage Grove avenue, from 
the said alley to 72d street, and 

Whereas, Said second party has 
agreed with said first party to construct 
at its own expense an additional track 
on said portion of 67th street, and to 
pay to the first party the cost of paving 
the central sixteen (16) feet of said 
portion of 67th street; and also to con- 
struct at its own expense a track from 
a connection with the track now on 
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the right-of-way of the Pittsburg, Ft. 
Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company; 
thence southeasterly along and upon the 
alley lying west of, parallel to and ad- 
joining said Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and 
Chicago Eailway right-of-way to Cot- 
tage Grove avenue, making a connection 
with the tracks of said second party at 
72d street and Cottage Grove avenue; 
and to construct and lay at its own ex- 
pense all necessary curves and connec- 
tions between the tracks of said first 
party and said second party, such track 
work being subject to the approval of the 
engineer of the first party; also to equip 
at its own expense, the tracks covered 
in this agreement, with all necessary 
poles, wires, rail-bonding, etc., for the 
operation of trolley cars over said tracks. 

Therefore, the said party of the first 
part for and in consideration of the cov- 
enants and agreements hereinafter men- 
tioned to be kept and performed by the 
said party of the second part, has de- 
mised and leased unto the said party 
of the second part the use of all its 
tradks, switches, cross-overs, turn-outs, 
poles, trolley wires and street railway 
equipment (exclusive of rolling stock) 
now constructed or to be constructed in, 
upon and along the following streets, 
parts of streets and alleys in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, together with the right to 
operate electric street cars thereon until 
the termination of its franchise, under 
an ordinance passed by the Common 
Council of the City of Chicago on May 
2nd, 1893, to-wit: 

1st. Sixty-seventh street, from a con- 
nection with the tracks of said second 
party at St. Lawrence avenue, east to 
Cottage Grove avenue, making a connec- 
tion with the tracks of said second party. 

2nd. South Chicago avenue, from St. 
Lawrence avenue to the intersection of 
Cottage Grove avenue and list street, 
thence west on list street to St. Law- 
rence avenue, making connections with 
the lines of said second party at the in- 



tersection of St. Lawrence avenue and 
South Chicago avenue, and at the inter- 
section of 7 1st street and St. Lawrence 
avenue. 

3rd. Beginning at a connection with 
the tracks of said first party, on 71st 
street, heticeen Langley avenue and the 
right-of-way of the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne 
and Chicago Railway Company, thence 
southeasterly along and upon the alley 
lying west of, parallel to and adjoining 
said Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago 
Raihcay right-of-way^ to Cottage Grove 
avenue; thence south on Cottage Grove 
avenue to a connection with the tracks 
of said second party. 

And the said party of the second part, 
in consideration of the leasing of the use 
of the said street railway lines (now 
constructed and to be constructed) to 
the said party of the second part, cov- 
enants and agrees with the said first 
party to pay to the party of the first 
part, as rent for the use and occupation 
of said lines of street railway, the sum 
of three thousand dollars ($3,000) an- 
nually, payable In advance in quarterly 
installments of seven hundred fifty dol- 
lars ($750) each on the first day of 
July, October, January and April as they 
occur in each year during said term of 
this lease. 

It is Mutually Agreed by and between 
the parties hereto that for the purposes 
of this contract all that territory within 
the limits of the City of Chicago lying 
west of State street and south of 63d 
street, together with the Village of Blue 
Island and the Village of Morgan Park 
for the purposes of this contract shall 
be called "Englewood an Chicago Terri- 
tory," and all that territory lying east 
of State street and south of 63d street, 
for the purposes of this contract, shall be 
called "The Calumet Territory." And 
each party hereto agrees not to run or 
operate street cars outside of its own ter- 
ritory as above set out and designated, 
either upon its own tracks or the tracks 
of other persons or companies (except 



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upon those streets and parts of streets 
and alleys upon which each party hereto 
respectively now have a franchise within 
such territory) ; and each party hereto 
agrees not to enter into any traffic ar- 
rangements with any person or com- 
pany owning or having the right to the 
use of tracks within the territory of the 
other party hereto, as above designated, 
by which cars may be run over tracks 
within the other party's territory; and 
if either party hereto shall violate the 
territorial provisions of this contract, 
then the other party hereto, may at its 
own option, cancel and terminate this 
contract. 

It being understood and agreed that 
the damages for a violation of this con- 
tract in relation to the entering of the 
territory of the party of the first part 
aforesaid, cannot be definitely ascer- 
tained and determined, and it is agreed 
by and between the parties, that the dam- 
ages which would be sustained by the 
said party of the first part, would equal 
the benefit derived by the party of the 
second part by virtue of this contract, 
and one shall offset the other and be 
regarded as liquidated damages, recover- 
able by the termination of the contract 
at the option of the first party as here- 
in provided. And that the damages ac- 
cruing to the said second party for 
violation of the territorial provision of 
this contract by the said first party, 
shall be the forfeiture of the rent re- 
served for the lines of street railway 
herein leased for the unexpired term of 
this lease; and in either case the in- 
jured party shall give the other party 
ten ( 10 ) days notice of its option to ter- 
minate this lease. 

It is mutually agreed that the material 
used by said second party in construct- 
ing the electric railway and additional 
tracks on the streets and alleys named 
in this lease shall belong and be the prop- 
erty of said second party on the ter- 
mination of this lease. 

It is understood and agreed that said 



first party shall in its own name secure 
all necessary permits from the Depart- 
ment of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago to enable said second party to con- 
struct the additional railway and tracks 
which said second party is authorized 
by this lease to construct. 

It is also mutually agreed that said 
second party shall hereafter maintain at 
its own expense, that portion of the 
street railway lines herein demised, on 
which it alone may operate and also all 
overhead construction on the streets 
specified in this agreement, in proper 
condition for operation; but iii case of 
the joint use, by the parties hereto, of 
any of the railroad lines specified in 
this lease, then the cost of maintaining 
the same shall be paid by each party 
hereto in proportion to its wheelage use 
of said street railway track. 

It is also mutually agreedhj and on he- 
half of the party of the second part, that 
all tracks specified in this agreement, 
which the party of the first part may 
elect toi use, shall not be unnecessarily 
obstructed by either party hereto. Each 
party hereto agrees that as to the said 
tracks, it will not unnecessarily accu- 
mulate ears on the same, or allow cars 
to stand upon the same, or in any manner 
prevent the equal use of said tracks by 
said other party hereto, and in case of 
breakdown or accident upon said portion 
of said tracks, the party causing it shall 
immediately remove all obstructions by 
reason thereof from said tracks. 

It is further agreed by and on the part 
of each party hereto that it will protect 
'and save the said other party harmless 
from all liability for damages by reason 
of the running and operating of its 
cars over and upon the tracks covered 
by this lease, and that it will pay all 
damages resulting to any person or prop- 
erty on account of its negligence in the 
running or operating of its cars on such 
tracks. 

It is mutually agreed that the provi- 
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be binding on the successors and assigns 
of the parties hereto. 

It is hereby mutually agreed that a 
contract made and entered into by and 
between the parties hereto for the lease 
of tracks, dated August 27th, A. D. 1895, 
is hereby cancelled. 

It is further agreed by and between the 
parties, that a failure to pay rent for 
thirty (30) days after the same becomes 
due, shall terminate all right of the sec- 
ond party to run or operate its cars 
upon the tracks of the party of the first 
part, covered by this contract, or to any 
use whatever of such tracks or any part 
of the same; and the said party of the 
first part shall, at the expiration of 
said thirty days, have the right to the 
immediate and absolute and exclusive 
possession of all such tracks, and the 
right to take absolute and exclusive 
possession of all such tracks, and the 
right to take absolute and exclusive 
possession of all of the same with or 
without process of law, and to use all 
force necessary to take and keep posses- 
sion of the same without liability on its 
part, or it may enjoin the use of any 
or all of said tracks by the party of the 
second part. 

It is absolutely agreed that the said 
first party reserves the right to operate 
cars over any and all of its own track 
covered in this agreement, and to use the 
overhead wires thereon, without reduc- 
tion of rent stipulated to be paid by 
said second party. 

It is also mutually agreed that the 
said first party reserves the right to 
operate over the track now constructed 
and that about to be constructed by the 
said second party on 67th street, be- 
tween St. Lawrence avenue and Cottage 
Grove avenue and in the alley aforesaid 
adjoining the right-of-way of the Pitts- 
burg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Railroad, 
and on Cottage Grove avenue on the 
following terms, viz: 

When the said first party shall operate 



cars on any portion of the said tracks 
belonging to said second party then the 
rent specified in this agreement to be 
paid to the first party shall be reduced 
by an amount which shall bear the same 
proportion to said rent as the operation 
of cars by the first party on the tracks 
of the party of the second part shall bear 
to the total operation of the cars of the 
second party on the tracks specified in 
this agreement, said amount to be esti- 
mated on a wheelage basis. 

In Witness Whereof, Each party 
hereto has caused this instrument to be 
executed by its President or Vice-Presi- 
dent and Secretary, #ach hereunto duly 
authorized and attested by its corporate 
seal. 

Englewood and Chicago Electric 
Street Railway Company, 

By Walter Aldis, 
. Vice-President. 
Attest : 

Charles E. Griffin, 
Secretary. 

( SEAL. ) 

The Calumet Electric Street Rail- 
way Company, 

By John Farson, 

President. 
Attest : 

H. B. White, 

Secretary. 
( seal. ) 

Aid. Moynihan presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue permits to E. J. Peter- 
son to lay sewer stubs at the follow- 
ing locations upon payment of one per- 
mit: 

Lot 45, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion — Olson, 10709 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 41, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 



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tion— Samuelson, 10719 Mackinaw 
avenue. 

Lot 39. Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion — Kreer, 10723 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 38, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion— Koulszky, 10725 Mackinaw ave- 
nue. 

Lot 32, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion — Kreer, 10741 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 30, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tioin — Kreer, 10745 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 29, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion — ^Kreer, 10747 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 2'8, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion— Kreer, 10749 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 27, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion— Kreer, 10751 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 26, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion— Kreer, 10753 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 25, Section 18, Morier's Addi- 
tion — Kreer, 10757 Mackinaw avenue. 
Lot 23, Section 18, Kreer and Rice 
Addition — Hartz, 10754 Mackinaw 
avenue. 

Lot 19, Section 18, Kreer and Rice 
Addition — Seline, 10744 Mackinaw ave- 
nue. 

Lot 16, Section 18, Kreer and Rice 
Addition— Stange, 10738 Mackinaw 
avenue. 

Lots 8 and 9, Section 18, Kreer and 
Rice Addition— F. Koslosky, 10728 
Mackinaw avenue. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the claims 
of Thos. Byrne for a rebate of 90 per 
cent of special assessment for water 
supply pipe and Mrs. Mary A. Sands for 
rebate of water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Avenue "M," from three hun- 
dred (300) feet north of 105th street 



to 106th street, in the City of Chicago, 
Cook County and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for paving Avenue 
"M," from three hundred (300) feet 
north of 105th street toi 106th street," 
passed October 7, 1907, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed March 18, 1908, 
Warrant 35664, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Jones, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, .G'olombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the claims of 
W. Gubbins and Bridget McNamara for 
refunds of 90 per cent of special assess- 
ments for water supply pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fulton presented the claim of 
Sackley and Peterson for a refund of 
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sia avenue, between Western avenue and 
Rockwell street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Evans presented the following 
ordinance, which was ordered published 
and referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Whereas, The trial of the double 
platoon system in a portion of the Fire 
Department of this City proved to be a 
great improvement to its working forces; 
and 

Whereas, The establishment of regu- 
lar fixed hours of duty to be departed 
from only in cases of overwhelming 
necessity, would make for the better- 
ment of the Fire Department and would 
undoubtedly prolong the life ana useful- 
ness of members of the Fire Department 
as well as enable them to enjoy privi- 
leges of American workmen, therefore, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the force of the Fire 
Department other than the Fire Marshal, 
his Assistant Fire Marshals and Chiefs 
of Battalion, be divided into tw^o platoons 
of equal strength. 

Section 2. That platoons shall divide 
the work of the Department between 
them, the night platoon working from 
6 o'clock P. M. to 8 o'clock A. M., the 
day platoon working from 8 o'clock A. 
M. to 6 o'clock P. M. 

Section 3. The platoons shall alter- 
nate weekly, shifting positions at 12 M. 
Saturday. To effect this change, the 
night platoon shall remain on duty con- 
tinuously from 6 o'clock P. M. Friday 
until 12 M. Saturday. The other pla- 
toon will then report for duty and re- 
main continuously on duty until 8 o'clock 
A. M. Sunday. 

Section 4. That no member of the 
Fire Department other than the Fire 
Marshal, his Assistant Fire Marshals and 
Chiefs of Battalion shall be required or 
compelled to be on duty more than ten 



hours continuously during the day nor 
more than fourteen hours during the 
night, except that nothing in this section 
shall act to prevent the shifting of the 
platoons as specified in Section 3. 

Section 5. The Fire Marshal is hereby 
authorized, instructed and directed to 
make such regulations and rules as will 
carry into effect the letter and spirit of 
this ordinance and enable his subordi- 
nates to secure ten hours in each and 
every day or fourteen hours during each 
and every night in which they shall be 
free from duty, except as provided in 
Section 3. 

Section 6. The Fire Marshal shall 
have sole control and command over all 
persons connected with the Fire Depart- 
ment and shall possess full power and 
authority over its organization, govern- 
ment and discipline, and to that end may 
establish from time to time such rules 
and regulations as he may deem ad- 
visable, provided, however, they are not 
in conflict with the letter and spirit of 
this ordinance, and provided, further, 
that in the event of a great or unusual 
conflagration the Fire Marshal shall be 
permitted and allowed to use his dis- 
cretion in retaining upon duty the mem- 
bers of either or both platoons of the 
Fire Department and may in his opinion 
be required to assist in protecting life 
and property, and provided, moreover, 
that any ordinance in conflict with the 
foregoing ordinance is expressly repealed. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
April 1st, 1909. 

Provided, however, that in the event 
of there being insufficient funds available 
to install the double platoon system 
throughout the whole Fire Department, 
then it shall be installed in the district 
known as the First Battalion, which is 
bounded by the lake, the main river, the 
South Branch and Twelfth street. 

It is practically impossible for a fire- 
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dations in this district. It is the one 
spot calling for the most exacting care 
from the Fire Department and will cost 
but a small amount to install the platoon 
system therein. The platoon system was 
created and maintained for nearly a 
year, within this district and the record 
will show that it was never so well cared 
for, from a fire-fighting standpoint. 

The platoon plan provides nine men, 
for engine companies and ten men for 
truck companies^ on each shift. This is 
a far greater strength than can be main- 
tained under the present system. 

Fifty-five extra men will be required 
to place the companies in this district 
on a platoon basis and will cost: 
55 pipemen and truckmen at 

$75 per month for 6 months.$24,750.00 
55 pipemen and truckmen at 

$88 per month for 3 months. 14,520.00 



$39,270.00 
The additional cost from year to year 
until all the men had attained the rank 
of first-class firemen, would be for 1910 
$59,440.25; for 1911, $64,785.90; for 
1912 and thereafter $68,580.60. 

Aid. Evans and Fulton presented an 
order for opening the alleys running 
east and west between West End avenue 
and Washington boulevard, from Ham- 
lin avenue to 40th avenue^ which was 

Referred toi the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West Polk street, from Doug- 
las boulevard to South Springfield ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled '"An ordinance for the improve- 



ment of West Polk street, from Douglas 
boulevard to South Springfield avenue/' 
passed June 22, 1908, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, Docket 33440 of the County 
Court of said County, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and- after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Fulton, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
I Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
I eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid, Lawley presented the claim of 
D. Donovan for wages withheld for time 
lost, and the claim of A. Daveney for a 
refund of 90 per cent of special assess- 
ment for water supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of CMcago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south twenty (20) foot public alley in 
Block fourteen ( 14 ) , Mont Clare, being 
a subdivision of the north half (N.y2) 
of the northwest quarter (N. W. ^) of 
Section thirty-one (31), and part of the 
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southwest quarter (S. W, i^) of Section 
thirty (30), Township forty (40) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and being further de- 
scribed as all of the north and south pub- 
lic alley in the block bounded by West 
Belden avenue, Humboldt avenue. North 
68th court and North 69th avenue as 
colored in red and indicated by the words 
''to be vacated" upon the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this (ordinance, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that the City of Chi- 
cago shall within thirty (30) days after 
the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance and a plat 
properly executed and acknowledged 
showing the vacation herein provided for. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Beilfuss, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Pick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, .Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
Chris Nielsen for refund of fee paid for 
livery stable license, and the claim of 
Daniel D. Healy for a refund of 90 per 
cent of special assessment for water sup- 
ply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Haddon avenue, from 
North Robey street to North Leavitt 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kruger, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Pick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — ^62. . 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Hirsch street, from North 
Leavitt street to North Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Beilfuss, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Pick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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December 7, 1908. 



EIGHTEENTH WARi>. 

Aid. Brennan presented the claim of 
Clias, Anderson, City Wrecker, for com- 
pensation for work done, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
ordinance, which was referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, WesL 
Division : 
Be it ordained ty the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Chicago and Alton 
Eailroad Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain twelve (12) railroad switch 
tracks across Mather street, between 
Beach street and Ellsworth street^ four 
(4) railroad switch tracks across Sebor 
street, between Beach street and Ells- 
worth street, and six ( 6 ) railroad switch 
tracks across Ellsworth street, between 
Mather street and Sebor street in the 
City of Chicago, said tracks to be lo- 
cated upon approximately the following 
described lines : 

Beginning in said Mather street at a 
point three hundred and nineteen (319.0) 
feet west of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and sixteen and five-tenths 
(10.5) feet north of the south line of 
said Mather street and running thence 
northeasterly in a curved line to a point 
in the north line of said Mather street 
three hundred and six (306.0) feet west 
of the west line of Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point two hundred and 
ninety and five-tenths (290.5) feet w^est 
of the west line of said Ellsworth street 
and running thence northeasterly in a 
curved line to a point in the north line 
of said Mather street two hundred and 
seventy and six-tenths (270.6) feet west 
of the west line of said Ellsworth street. 



Beginning in the south line of said 
Maher street at a point two hundred 
and seventy-six and eight-tenths (276.8) 
feet west of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and running thence north- 
easterly in a curved line to a point in 
the north line of said Mather street two 
hundred and fifty-six and five-tenths 
(256.5) feet west of the west line of said 
Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point two hundred and 
forty-one and nine-tenths (241.9) feet 
west of the west line of said Ellsworth 
street and running thence northeasterly 
in a curved line to a point in the north 
line of said Mather street two hundred 
and twenty and eight-tenths (220.8) feet 
west of the west line of said Mather 
street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point two^ hundred and 
twenty-eight (228.0) feet west of the 
west line of said Ellsworth street and 
running thence northeasterly in a 
straight line to a point in the north 
line of said Mather street two hundred 
and seven and three-tenths (207.3) feet 
west of the west line of said Ellsworth 
street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point one hundred 
and ninety-five and four-tenths (195.4) 
feet west of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and running thence north- 
easterly in a curved line to a point in the 
north line of said Mather street one hun- 
dred and seventy-one and three-tenths 
(171.3) feet west of the west line of 
said Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point one hundred and 
eighty-nine and six-tenths (189.6) feet 
west of the west line of said Ellsworth 
street and running thence northeasterly 
in a curved line to a point in the north 
line of said Mather street one hundred 
and fifty-nine and five-tenths (159.5) feet 



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west of the west line of said Ellsworth 
street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point one hundred and 
fifty-eight and nine-tenths (158.9) feet 
west of the west line of said Ellsworth 
street and running thence northeasterly 
in a curved line to a point in the north 
line of said Mather street one hundred 
and twenty-four (124.0) feet west of 
the west line of said Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point one hundred and 
fifty-six and nine-tenths (156.9) feet 
west of the west line of said Ellsworth 
street and running thence northeasterly 
in a curved line to a point in the north 
line of said Mather street one hundred 
and fifteen (115.0) feet west of the west 
line of said Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point one hundred 
and forty-one and nine-tenths (141.G) 
feet west of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and running thence north- 
easterly in a curved line to a point in 
the north line of said Mather street 
eighty-six (86.0) feet west of the west 
line of said Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Mather street at a point one hundred 
and thirty-six and five-tenths (136.5) 
feet west of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and running thence north- 
easterly in a straight line to a point in 
the north line of said Mather street 
sixty-five (65.0) feet west of the west 
line of said Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in said Mather street at a 
point ninety-two and seven-tenths (92.7) 
feet w^est of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and twenty-four and five- 
tenths (24.5) feet north of the south 
line of said Mather street and running 
thence northeasterly in a curved line 
to a point in the north line of said 
Mather street fifty-eight (58.0) feet west 
of the west line of said Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the west line of said Ells- 



worth street at a point twelve (12.0) feet 
north of the north line of said Mather 
street and running thence easterly in 
a curved line to a point in the east line 
of said Ellsworth street twelve and seven- 
tenths (12.7) feet north of the north 
line of said Mather street produced. 

Beginning in the w^est line of said Ells- 
w^orth street at a point seventeen and 
four-tenths (17.4) feet north of the north 
line of said Mather street and running 
thence easterly in a curved line to a point 
in the east line of said Ellsworth street 
thirty (30) feet north of the north line 
of Mather street produced. 

Beginning in the west line of said Ells- 
worth street at a point thirty-one and 
nine-tenths (31.9) feet north of the 
north line ol said Mather street and run- 
ning thence easterly to a point in the 
east line of said Ellsworth street forty- 
four and two-tenths (44.2) feet north of 
the north line of said Mather street pro- 
duced. 

Beginning in the west line of Ells- 
worth street at a point forty-two (42) 
feet north of the north line of Mather 
street and running thence northeasterly 
in a curved line to a point in the east 
line of Ellsworth street eighty -eight 
(88) feet north of the north line of 
Mather street produced. 

Beginning in the west line of Ells- 
worth street at a point one hundred and 
ten (110) feet north of the north line 
of Mather street and running thence 
northeasterly in a curved line to a point 
in the east line of Ellsw^orth street one 
hundred and seventy-nine (179) feet 
north of the north line of Mather street 
produced. 

Beginning in the west line of said Ells- 
worth street at a point thirty-five (35) 
feet south of the south line of said Sebor 
street and running thence northerly in a 
curved line to a point in the north line 
of said Sebor street seventeen (17) feet 
west of the east line of said Ellsworth 
street. 



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Beginning in the south line of said 
Sebor street at a point twenty- two (22) 
feet west of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and running thence north- 
erly in a curved line to a point in the 
north line of Sebor street forty-seven 
(47) feet west of the east line of said 
Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south, line of said 
Sebor street at a point thirty-five (35) 
feet west iof the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and running thence north- 
erly in a curved line to a point in the 
north line of Sebor street fifty-six (56) 
feet west of the east line of said Ells- 
worth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Sebor street at a point sixty-three (63) 
feet west of the west line of said Ells- 
worth street and running thence north- 
erly in a curved line to a point in the 
north line of said Sebor street eighty- 
eight (&8) feet west of the east line of 
said Ellsworth street. 

Beginning in the south line of said 
Sebor street at a point eighty (80) feet 
west of the west hue of said Ellsworth 
street and running thence northerly in 
a curved line to a point in the north 
line of said Sebor street one hundred 
(100) feet west of the east line of said 
Ellsworth street. 

Said tracks being shown marked in 
red upon the blue-print hereto attached, 
which for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
this ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to modi- 
fication, amendment, or repeal, and in 
case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked and terminated 
at any time by the Mayor in his discre- 
tion. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 



such portions of Ellsworth street, Mather 
street and Sebor street in good condition 
and repair, safe for public travel, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. At the ter- 
mination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore the portions of Ellsworth 
street, Mather street and Sebor street 
occupied by said switch tracks to a con- 
dition safe for public travel, similar to 
the remaining portions of those streets 
in the same blocks, to the satisfaction 
and 'approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. If the said grantee shall 
fail to restore said streets at the ter- 
mination of said privileges, then the Com- 
missioner of Public Works shall cause 
said street to be restored to a condition 
safe for public travel and similar to the 
condition of the remaining portion of 
the street in that block, and the cost and 
expense of doing such work shall be paid 
by said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch tracks herein pro- 
vided shall be subject to all existing or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks; and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. No work shall be done 
in and about the construction of the 
vv^ork herein authorized until a permit 
authorizing the beginning \oi such v/ork 
shall first have been issued by the Com- 
misisoner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance be 
filed within thirty (30) days from the 
passage hereof. 

Aid. Bowler presented an ordinance re- 



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quiring frontage consents for the con- 
struction of stables within less than 
fifty feet of churches, schools and hospi- 
tals, (Section 692A of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Bowler presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to E. Bruenner to 
enclose a shelter shed, 25 feet by 75 
feet, at the northeast corner of Polk 
and Jefferson streets with corrugated 
iron. 



TWENTIETH V7ARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the claim of The 
Hall Casket Company for rebate of 
Avater tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Finn presented an order for pav- 
ing with vitrified brick the alleys in the 
block bounded by Taylor street. Western 
avenue, Polk street and Claremont ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hey presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to notify the Chicago Railways 
Company to stop their cars on Halsted 
street in the middle of the hloek be- 
tween Willow street and North avenue 
to take on and let off passengers, as 
required by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to notify the Chicago Railways 
Company to stop all Clark street cars 



going south on Clark street at Wiscon- 
sin street. At present cars stop about 
one hundred and fifty feet south of 
Wisconsin street causing passengers 
to cross the tracks of the Wells street 
line. 

Aid. Britten presented an ordinance 
fixing a maximum temperature of 75° F. 
for street railway cars, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid, Britten presented an ordinance 
prohibiting the sale of theater tickets 
by brokers, speculators and "scalpers," 
on streets, alleys or public places of the 
city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

Aid. Britten presented an order direct- 
ing the enforcement of certain ordinances 
relating to public vehicles, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

Aid. Britten presented an order for 
paving with asphalt Seminary avenue, 
from Center street to Osgood street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to erect 
and maintain two street lamps on 
Greenleaf avenue and two street lamps 
on Ashland boulevard in front of Rog- 
ers Park M. E. Church. 

Aid. Dunn presented a petition and or- 
der for opening State court, from Briar 
place to Barry avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Thomson presented the claims of 
Otto Niz2e for wages withheld for time 



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December 7, 1908'. 



lost through sickness^ and the claim of 
A. T. Schmidt for refund of 90 per cent 
of special assessment for water supply 
pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Clifton avenue, from 
Wellington street to Roscoe street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, iGolombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with granite top macadam the present 
roadway of Grace street, from Clarendon 
avenue and North Halsted street to North 
Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 



Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race» 
Forsberg — 62. 

ISfays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented a petition of 
Rev. Andrew Croke for relief from an as- 
sessment for taxes on church property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Reinberg presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to lay a water main iii East 
Ravenswood Park, from Thorndale ave- 
nue northward 350 feet, provided that 
it pays required revenue. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate .and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick Irving Park boulevard, 
from North Clark street to Lincoln ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid, Lipps, the estimate was approved 
a.nd the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golom-biewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — ^62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Siewert presented the claims of 
C. Cook for refund of cost of relaying 
sewer stub, and of Henry Esdohr for re- 
fund of 90 per cent of special assessment 
for water supply pipe, whicli were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clancy presented the claims of the 
Security Title and Trust Co. for refunds 
of 90 per cent of special assessments for 
water supply pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water supply 
pipe in Drake avenue, from West Mon- 
trose avenue to West Wilson avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Siewert, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fiek, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Xays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a east iron water supply pipe 
in North Sawyer avenue, from West Mon- 
trose avenue to West Berteau avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 



Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62, 

l\'ays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a cement side- 
walk on West Windsor avenue, between 
Milwaukee avenue and North 5 6th ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for a cement sidewalk 
on West Windsor avenue, between Mil- 
waukee avenue and North 56th avenue," 
passed October 5, 1908, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Siewert, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD, 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for plastering curbwalls, curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt 
North Hoyne avenue, from Wabansia 
avenue to West Webster avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Connery, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Eed- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for plastering curbwalls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Waban- 
sia avenue, from North Robey street to 
Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Blenooe, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MeCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
nfey, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 



man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Downey presented an order for 
electric arc light on May street, between 
54th street and 55th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Downey presented an order for a 
cinder sidewalk on the north side of 45th 
street, from Western avenue to Rockwell 
street, which Avas 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
with slag and granite top macadam South 
Robey street, from West 52d street to 
Garfield boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Downey, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg. 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. O'Connell presented an order for 
paving with asphalt 59th place, from 



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Wentvvorth avenue to Wallace street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following 
resolution, which was referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary: 

Resolved, That no temporary permits 
should hereafter be issued to any rail- 
road company or other corporation to 
lay any railway tracks, switch track or 
otherwise, within the corporate limits 
of the City of Chicago until ordinances 
for same shall first have been granted 
by the City Council of Chicago. 

Aid. Fisher presented a petition and 
order for a water supply pipe in South 
Peoria street, from 100th street to 103d 
street (to be paid for in five annual in- 
stallments ) , which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in West 
83d street, between South Halsted street 
and Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pr ingle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 



man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Vin- 
cennes avenue, between West 79th street 
and West '81st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Tinsman, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McXeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water service 
pipes in Birkhoff avenue, from West 
83d street to Vincennes road, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 
Section 1, That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for water service 
pipes in BirkhoflF avenue, from West 
83d street to Vincennes road," passed 
October 5, 1908, be and the same is here- 
by repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance. Docket 33647 of the County Court 
of said county, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 



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Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finji, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tin.-;- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hunt presented an order for pav- 
ing with asphalt the following streets: 
73d place and 74th place, from Washing- 
ton avenue to Stony Island avenue; 
74th street, from Adams avenue to Stony 
Island avenue, and Washington avenue, 
from 73d street to 75th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid, Nolan, Kohout and others pre- 
sented the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Health be and he is hereby requested 
and directed to investigate the sanitary 
conditions of the stations of the Chi- 
cago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad 
Company at North Homan avenue, 
North Hamlin avenue. North 40th ave- 
nue, North 44th avenue, North 48th 
avenue, and North 52d avenue, and to 
report the result of such investigation 
, to this Council. 

Aid. Nolan, Kohout and others pre- 



sented the following resolution, which 
was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, Under two ordinances 
passed by the City Council on Novem- 
ber 24, 1890, the Lake Street Elevated 
Railway Company, its successors and 
assigns, are granted the authority to 
build, construct, operate and maintain 
an elevated railroad along, upon and 
over Lake street in the City of Chi- 
cago ; and 

Whereas, It is provided in Sections 
10 and 13, respectively, of said ordi- 
nances, that the entire elevated struc- 
ture shall be neatly painted and so 
maintained at all times; and 

Whereas, The Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad Company has 
succeeded to the rights, privileges and 
duties of the Lake Street Elevated 
Railway Company, and of its successor, 
the Lake Street Elevated Railroad 
Company, and is now operating by vir- 
tue of the above mentioned ordinances; 
and 

Whereas, Said elevated stations at 
North Homan avenue, North Hamlin 
avenue. North 40th avenue, North 44th 
avenue. North 48th avenue, and North 
52d avenue require repainting; now, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That said Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Jiailroad Company be 
and it is hereby directed and required 
to properly paint said elevated stations 
at North Homan avenue. North Ham- 
line avenue, North 40th avenue. North 
44th avenue, North 48th avenue and 
North 52d avenue ; and that said work 
of painting said stations shall be fin- 
ished on or before the first day of May, 
A. D. 1909. 

Aid. Nolan, Kohout and others pre- 
sented the following resolution, which 
was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, It is provided in Section 
1997 of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905 that every person 






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or corporation owning or operating any 
steam, elevated or street railway, 
whose track or tracks cross or intersect 
at, above or below grade any of the 
streets within the city, shall provide 
at their own expense proper and suffi- 
cient lights and care for the same at all 
such crossings or intersections, and 
that said lights shall be of such kind 
as may be approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works; and 

Whereas, The Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Eailroad Company has 
not provided proper and sufficient 
lights under its elevated structure 
where tne same crosses North Homan 
avenue, North St. Louis avenue, Frank- 
lin boulevard, North Hamlin avenu-3, 
Avers avenue. North Harding avenue, 
North 41st avenue, North 44th ave- 
nue, North 45th avenue. North 46th 
avenue. North 47th avenue. North 49th 
avenue, North 50th avenue, North 51st 
court and North 52d avenue; now, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That said Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad Company be 
and it is hereby directed and required 
to place and maintain without delay 
under its elevated structure at the 
above named streets sufficient lights of 
such kind as may be approved by th3 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Aid. Kohout presentea the claim of E. 
A. Hanke for a refund of 90 per cent of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water supply 
pipe in West Chicago avenue, from North 
53d avenue to Poplar avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
-.xd. Race, tne estimate was approved an<l 



the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey^ Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bilil, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the con- 
sideration of the report of the Commit- 
tee on License on an ordinance amending 
Section 131 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, prohibiting the 
transfer of auctioneers' licenses, deferred 
and published November 16, 1908, page 
1807. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follov/s : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Piingle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCbid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 



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man, Hunt, Bilil, Koliout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — G2. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 

passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 131, Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, be 

and the same is hereby amended so as to 

read as follows: 

ISlo license granted under the provi- 
sions of this chapter shall he trans- 
ferred. If after the issuance and de- 
livery of a license under the provisions 
of this chapter any change be made in 
the location of the business covered 
thereby, no business shall be carried 
on or conducted at or in such new 
location under such license until a 
notice of such change shall have been 
given in writing by the licensee to the 
City Collector, provided, hoioever, that 
siich licensee shall have the right to 
make tut one change in the location 
of the business carried on or conduct- 
ed hy such licensee during the year 
for which license is issued unless such 
licensee shall pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum required for the issuance 
of a license for the entire year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage and approval and due publi- 
cation. 



Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 11 of an ordinance passed 
July 13, 1908, licensing moving picture 
operators (providing that licenses issued 
under said ordinance should expire on 
the thirty-first day of December follow- 
ing the issuance thereof), deferred and 
published November 23, 1908, page 1842. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCbid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley,. 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti,. 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man. Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race,. 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 

passed : 

Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 11 of an ordi- 
nance providing for a board of examiners 
of moving picture operators, passed by 
the City Council July 13, 1908, page 
1176, Council Proceedings of that date, 
be and tne same is hereby amended to 
read as follows: 

"Section 11. It shall be the duty 
of said board of examiners of moving 
picture operators to examine all ap- 
plicants for a license as moving picture 
operators in regard to their several 
qualifications to operate moving^ pic- 
ture machines or devices, and if found 
competent, to issue a certificate to said 
applicant certifying that he is compe- 
tent to operate moving picture ma- 
chines and devices, and said applicant 
shall then present said certificate to 
the City Clerk and pay an annual li- 
cense fee of $10.00 to the City Collec- 
tor, and thereupon the City Clerk shall 
issue a license to said applicant for a 
period which shall terminate on the 
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Any license provided for herein, is- 
sued prior to December' 31st, 1908, 
shall be issued for the sum of $5.00. 
Said license, when issued, must be 
posted in a conspicuous place within 
the premises. A record shall be kept 
of all actions and proceedings of the 
Board of Examiners and said Board of 
Examiners shall make an annual report 
to the Mayor and City Council." 

Section 2. This said Section 11 of 
said ordinance, as amended, shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the con- 
sideration of the report of the Committee 
on License on sundry ordinances r'egulat- 
ing the sale and use of fireworks, deferred 
and published November 23, 1908, page 
1843. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance recommended 
therein^ relating to the use of fireworks 
(repealing Sections 8'84, SSQ, 889a and 
889b of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905). 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance w^as passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pr ingle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, CuUerton, Fulton, Evans, Lav/ley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohoiit, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

JSiays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 



AN ordinance 
Relating to the use of fireworks. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. No person shall at any 
time discharge or set off anywhere with- 
in the city, or have in his possession foi* 
such purpose, any toy pistol, toy gun, 
toy cannon, blank cartridge, firecracker 
exceeding two inches in length and one- 
quarter of an inch in diameter, torpedo 
exceeding three-fourths of an inch in diam- 
eter, any substance consisting of chlor- 
ate of potash and sulphur, or device for 
discharging or' exploding such substances 
by concussion, nor shall any person at 
any time discharge or set off anywhere 
within the city or have in his possession 
for such purpose firecrackers of any size 
or fireworks wdueh contain any explosive 
more powerful than black gunpowder. 

Section 2. No fireworks, firecrackers, 
torpedoes, bomb, squibs, rockets, spin- 
wheels, fire balloons, roman candles or 
other thing containing any substance of 
an explosive nature designed or intended 
to be used as fireworks shall be dis- 
charged or set off within the cit}^, except- 
ing on the fourth day of July, provided, 
however, that pyrotechnic displays of 
fireworks may be given at any time in li- 
censed amusement parks under the super- 
vision of the licensee and at least one 
representative of the police department of 
the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. Any person violating any 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall 
be subject to a penalty of not less than 
Five (5) Dollars nor more than Two 
Hundred (200) Dollars for each offense 
and a separate offense shall be regarded 
as committed each da.y during which such 
person shall continue such violation. 

Section 4. Section 884 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 as 
amended, and Sections 886, 889a and 
889b, of said Code, together with all ordi- 
nances or parts of ordinances inconsistent 
herewith or contrary hereto are hereby 
repealed. 



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Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 

Aid. Dunn moved to pass the ordi- 
nance recommended in the report, licens- 
ing and regulating the sale of fireworks 
and explosives (repealing Section 887 of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905). 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scailly, 
Hurt, Cullerton^ Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger^ Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn^ Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey^ Britten, Hahne^ Red- 
wanz, Dunn^ Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl^ Kobout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Ways — Brennan— 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall hereafter be un- 
lawful for any person, firm or corporation 
to keep or' expose for sale any fireworks, 
firecrackers, torpedoes, bom.bs, squibs, 
r'ockets, spinwheels, fire balloons, roman 
candles, detonating canes or ammunition 
therefor, or any substances or articles 
of an explosive nature designed or in- 
tended to be used as fireworks without 
a license issued for that purpose as here- 
inafter provided. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or corpor- 
ation desiring to keep and expose for sale 
any of the articles described in Section 1 
of this ordinance shall prior to the fif- 
teenth day of June in each year make ap- 
plication in writing to the City Collec- 
tor for a license so to do. Said applica- 



tion shall set forth the location at which 
it is desired to keep and expose for sale 
such articles, the name, residence and oc- 
cupation of the applicant, if an individ- 
ual, and if a corporation, its name, prin- 
cipal place of business in said city, and 
the names and residences of its officers. 

The applicant shall in such written ap- 
plication state and agree: 

(a) That the applicant will not sell, 
offer or expose for sale, loan or give away 
to any retail dealer, consum.er' or user lo- 
cated within the city any toy pistol, 
toy gun, toy cannon, blank cartridge, 
firecracker exceeding two inches in length 
and quarter of an inch in diameter, tor- 
pedo exceeding three-fourths of an inch 
in diameter, any substance consisting of 
chlorate of potash and sulphur, or device 
for discharging or exploding such sub- 
stances by concussion, and that the ap- 
plicant will not sell, offer or expose for 
sale, or give away to any retail dealer, 
consumer or user located within the city 
any firecrackers of any size or fireworks, 
which contain any explosive more power- 
ful than black gun powder'. 

(b) That the applicant will not keep 
the articles mentioned in Section 1 in any 
building located within the fire limits of 
the city, outside a fireproof vault, for a 
longer period than fifteen days prior to 
and including the fourth day of July, 
unless said articles are securely boxed or 
cased and that the applicant will not ex- 
pose for sale such articles to any con- 
sumer or user located within the city 
prior to the first day of July nor after 
the fourth day of July. 

(c) That if the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago shall be satisfied that said ap- 
plicant has violated any provision of this 
ordinance contrary to the foregoing state- 
ments or agreements said Mayor may and 
shall revoke all -licenses of such person, 
firm or corporation for the keeping or ex- 
posing for sale of such articles and that 
the money paid for such licenses shall be 
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license shall be issued to such licensee for 
a period of three years thereafter. 

Section 3. Each applicant shall exe- 
cute to the City of Chicago a bond with 
at least one surety to be approved by 
the City Collector or the City Clerk in 
the sum of Two Hundred Fifty (250) 
Dollars, conditioned that the applicant 
shall observe and keep all ordinances in 
force at the time of the application or 
thereafter in force during the period of 
the license applied for, governing the 
keeping, exposing for sale, selling, offer- 
ing for sale or giving away of the arti- 
cles mentioned in Section 1 of this ordi- 



Section 4. Upon the receipt of such 
application, the City Collector shall make 
or cause to be made through the fire de- 
partment an investigation for" the pur- 
pose of ascertaining whether the place at 
which it is desired or intended to keep, 
sell or give away such articles, or any 
of them, complies with the provisions of 
Section 9 of this ordinance, and is so 
situated that a license to keep such arti- 
cles in the quantity desired would not 
be so dangerous as to constitute a nui- 
sance or be a m.enace to the safety of the 
public or to the adjoining property and 
also whether the conditions under which 
such articles, or any of them, are to be 
kept or handled shall be such as to pro- 
vide the maximum of safety. 

Section 5. If the result of such in- 
vestigation shall be satisfactory to the 
City Collector upon the payment of the 
license fee of Ten (10) Dollars and the 
filing of a bond in accordance with this 
ordinance the City Collector if authorized 
by the Mayor to do so shall issue a cer- 
tificate to the applicant showing that he 
has received such application, license 
fee and bond. Upon this certificate being 
presented and surrendered to the City 
Clerk he shall issue a license authorizing 
the applicant until the 15th day of June 
next following the issuance of said li- 
cense to keep and expose for sale, at the 
place designated in the application, fire- 



works, firecrackers, torpedoes, bombs, 
squibs, rockets, spinwheels, fire balloons, 
roman candles, substances consisting of 
chlorate of potash and sulphur and de- 
vices for discharging or exploding such 
substances by concussion, or other thing 
containing any substance of an explosive 
nature designed or intended to be used 
as fireworks; provided, however, that no 
such articles shall be kept within any 
building within the fire limits of the city 
outside a fireproof vault, for a longer 
period than fifteen days prior to and 
including the fourth day of July, unless 
such articles are securely boxed or cased 
and provided, further, that no such arti- 
cles shall be exposed for sale to any con- 
sumer" or user located within the city 
prior to the first day of July or after the 
fourth day of July; and provided, fur- 
ther, that no person, firm or corporation 
shall sell, offer for sale, loan or give 
away to any retail dealer, consumer' or 
user located within the city any toy pis- 
tol, toy gun, toy cannon, blank cartridge, 
firecracker exceeding two inches in length 
and one-quarter of an inch in diameter, 
torpedo exceeding three-fourths of an 
inch in diameter, any substance consist- 
ing of chlorate of potash and sulphur or 
device for dischar'ging or exploding such 
substances by concussion and no person, 
firm or corporation shall sell, offer for 
sale, loan or give away to any retail deal- 
er, consumer or user located within the 
city, firecrackers of any size, or fire- 
works, which contain any explosive more 
powerful than black gun powder. Every 
person, firm or. corporation so licensed 
shall cause such license to be posted and 
keep the same in a conspicuous place in 
the place of business of such person, firm 
or corporation and no person, firm or 
corporation not licensed in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordinance 
shall cause or permit any paper or docu- 
ment purporting to be a license to be or 
remain posted as aforesaid. 

Section 6. The City Clerk shall keep 
a separate register in which shall be 
made an entry of each license issued to 



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any person or corporation under' the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, which register 
shall set forth the name of the licensee, 
the place of business, the date of the is- 
suance of such license. 

Section 7. Any license granted under 
authority of this ordinance may be re- 
voked by the Mayor whenever it shall ap- 
pear to his satisfaction that the person, 
firm or corporation so licensed shall have 
violated any provision of this ordinance 
or statement in the application afore- 
said, and upon complaint to the Mayor 
by two or more persons that any person 
has violated either the letter or spirit 
of this ordinance, the Mayor shall at 
once cause an investigation to be made 
as to such applicant, and if found to be 
true, he shall forthwith revoke the li- 
cense or licenses issued to such person, 
and for a period of three years there- 
after no license shall be granted to such 
person. 

Section 8, No person, firm or corpor- 
ation shall sell, offer for sale, loan oi' 
give away to any retail dealer, consumer 
or user located within the city anj' ^oj 
pistol, toy gun, toy cannon, blank car- 
tridge, firecracker exceeding two inehes 
in length and one-quarter of an inch in 
diameter, tor'pedo exceeding three- 
fourths of an inch in diameter, 
any substance consisting of chlo- 
rate of potash and sulphur or de- 
vice for dischar'ging or exploding such 
substances by concussion and no person, 
firm or corporation shall sell, offer for 
sale, loan or give away to any retail 
dealer, consumer or user located within 
the city, firecrackers of any size, or fire- 
works, which contain any explosive more 
powerful than black gun powder. 

Section 9. It shall be unlawful for 
any dealer in the articles named in Sec- 
ction 1 of this ordinance to keep, sell, ex- 
pose or ofier for sale any of the articles 
named in Section 1, and no license shall 
be issued to any dealer in such articles 
to keep, sell or offer or expose for sale 
such articles in or alonff the streets, al- 



leys or' public places in the City of Chi- 
cago or in any building or premises. 

(a) Where paints, oils or varnishes 
are manufactured or kept fox use or 
sale; 

(b) In carpenter shops or drug 
stores; in buildings where kerosene or 
other product of petroleum is sold or in 
any building in which dynamite, gun 
cotton, nitro-glycerine, pertoleum or 
any of its products, coal oil, camphene, 
burning fluid or other products or 
compounds containing any of the said 
substances are kept or sold. 

(c) In any building or place where 
tar, pitch, resin, turpentine, hay, cot- 
ton or hemp is manufactured, stored 
or kept for sale. 

(d) In any building illuminated by 
any artificial light other than gas and 
electricity. 

(e) In any building in which dry 
goods of any kind or other light ma- 
terial of a combustible nature, except 
flags, paper lanterns, paper balloons or 
decorations are kept on the same floor 
and within fifty (50) feet of any fire- 
crackers or other fireworks offered or 
exposed for sale. 

Section 10. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration selling, offering or exposing for 
sale any of the fireworks nam^ed in Sec- 
tion 1 of this ordinance shall keep at 
least six (6) pails of water filled and 
ready for use at all times in a conven- 
ient part of the premises where such fire- 
works are kept, offered or exposed for 
sale. 

All lights shall be protected with glass 
or wire globes or screens and no matches 
other than safety matches shall be used 
in the building during the time in which 
fireworks are kept or offered for sale in 
such building, nor shall smoking in such 
building be permitted or allowed during 
such time. 

No matches of any kind or cartridges 
shall be kept for' sale, offered or exposed 
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proposed to sell or offer for sale fire- 
works during the time when the sale of 
fireworks is permitted under the provi*^- 
ions of this ordinance and all matches 
and cartridges kept in such building dur- 
ing such time, shall be kept in a fire 
proof safe or' vault. 

Section 11. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating any of the provisions 
of this ordinance, in addition to suffering 
the revocation of the license or licenses, 
shall be subject to a penalty of not less 
than Fifty (50) Dollars nor more than 
T\yo Hundred (200) Dollars; and a sep- 
arate offense shall be regarded as com- 
mitted for' each day during which such 
person, firm or corporation shall continue 
such violation. 

Section 12. Section 887 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended, and all other ordinances or 
parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith 
or contrary hereto are, so far as they are 
inconsistent or contrary, hereby repealed. 

Section 13. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 

Aid. Eeinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for' the 
vacation of parts of North Robey street, 
North Winchester avenue and North Lin- 
coln street, from Thome avenue to Edge- 
water place; Edgewater place, from 
Robey street to Ridge avenue and from 
Ridge avenue to West Ravens wood Park; 
Thome avenue, from Robey street to the 
first alley eastward thereof; and certain 
public alleys in the blocks bounded by the 
said streets, etc., ( "Highbridge," a sub- 
division of the N. E. 14 of Section 6-40- 
14) deferred and published November 30, 
1908, page 1916. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to concur in the 

report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 



nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Cougblin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiev7ski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man. Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the orinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of that part of 
North Robey street lying between the 
south line of Block eighteen (18) ex- 
tended west, and the north line extended 
west, of the original sixteen (16) foot 
east and west alley in Block five 
(5) ; also all that part of North 
Winchester avenue lying between the 
east line of Block six (6) and the 
west line of Block seven ( 7 ) ; also all 
of that part of North Lincoln street ly- 
ing between the east line of Block seven 

(7) and the west line of Block eight 

( 8 ) ; also all of that part of Edge- 
water place lying between the south 
line of Block five (5) and the north line 
of Blocks six (6), seven (7) and eight 
( 8 ) ; also all of that part of Edgewater 
place lying between the south line of 
Block four (4) and the north line of 
Block nine (9) ; also that part of Thome 
avenue lying between the south line of 
lot nine (9) Block six (6), and the 
north line of lot eight (8), Block eigh- 
teen (18); also all of the public alleys 
in Blocks six (6) and seven (7) ; also 
all of that part of the north and south 
and east and west public alley lying 
between the east line of lots thirteen 



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(13), fourteen (14), fifteen (15) and 
sixteen (16), except the south sixteen 
feet of said lot thirteen (13), and the 
west line of lots one (1), two (2), 
three (3) and four (4), except the 
south sixteen (16) feet of said lot four 
(4), Block eight (8); also all of that 
part of the east and west public alley 
lying between the south line of Lot 
five (5) and the north line of Lots 
twelve (12), thirteen (13) and four- 
teen (14) except the east nine (9) feet 
of said Lot twelve (12) Block eighteen 
(18), all in High Ridge Subdivision in 
the northeast quarter (N. E. i^ ) of 
Section six (6), Township forty (40) 
North, Range fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian in the County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, said 
streets and alleys and parts of streets 
and alleys being further described as 
all of that part of North Robey street 
lying between the north line of Granville 
avenue and a line one hundred sixty 
(160) feet north of and parallel to the 
north line of Edgewater place; also all 
of that part of North Winchester ave- 
nue lying between the north line of 
Thome avenue and the south line of 
Edgewater place; also all of that part of 
North Lincoln street lying between the 
north line of Thome avenue and the 
south line of Edgewater place; also all 
of that part of Edgewater place lying 
between the east line of North Robey 
street and the westerly line of Ridge 
avenue; also all of that part of Edge- 
water place lying between the easterly 
line of Ridge avenue and the west line 
of West Ravenswood Park; also all of 
that part of Thome avenue lying be- 
tween the east line of North Robey 
street and the west line of the first 
north and south public alley east of 
North Robey street; also all of the 
north and south public alley in the 
block bounded by Edgewater place, 
Thome avenue. North Robey street and 
North Winchester avenue; also all of 
the north and south public alley in the 
block bounded by North Winchester ave- 



nue, North Lincoln street, Edgewater 
place and Thome avenue; also all of 
the north and south and east and west 
public alley excepting the south two' hun- 
dred five and sixty-seven one-hundredths- 
(205.67) feet, more or less, in the block 
bounded by Edgewater place, Thome- 
avenue, North Lincoln street and Ridge 
avenue; also all of that part of the east 
and west public alley lying between the 
east line of North Robey street and the 
west line extended south of the first 
north and south public alley east of 
North Robey street in the block bounded 
by Thome avenue, Granville avenue. 
North Robey street and North Win- 
chester avenue, all as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which 
plat for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same are hereby vacated, provided,. 
however, that if any part of the streets 
or alleys so vacated shall at any time 
hereafter be used for other than relig- 
ious, educational or charitable purposes, 
then and in that event this ordinance 
shall be void and said vacation shall be 
for naught held. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Angel Guardian German 
Catholic Orphan Society of Chicago, who 
is the owner of Lot four (4), Block 
eight (8), aforementioned High Ridge 
Subdivision, shall within thirty (30) 
days of the passage of this ordinance 
dedicate and open up for public use as 
an alley in the manner and form pre- 
scribed by law the south sixteen (16) 
feet of said Lot four (4), Block eight 
(8), aforementioned High Ridge Sub- 
division, as colored in yellow and indi- 
cated by the words "To be dedicated" 
on plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance; and further shall 
within thirty ( 30 ) days of the passage 
of this ordinance deposit with the City 
of Chicago a sum sufficient in the judg- 
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Works to defray all cost and expense 
of constructing sidewalk and curb across 
entrances to streets and alleys herein 
vacated, similar to the sidewalk and curb 
in the same 'block; and further to cover' 
the cost of paving and curbing the re- 
turn into the alley herein dedicated 
similar to the paving and curbing in 
Ridge avenue, between Devon avenue 
and Thome avenue; said work to be 
done by the City of Chicago at the sole 
expense of the said Angel Guardian 
German Catholic Orphan Society of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions 
of Sections 1 and 2 hereof, provided 
that the said Angel Guardian German 
Catholic Oi-phan Society of Chicago shall 
within thirty (30) days of the passage 
of this ordinance file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance and a plat properly executed 
and acknowledged showing the vacation 
and dedication herein provided for. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting author- 
ity to Eugene Dietzgen Co. ( Inc. ) , and 
Eugene Dietzgen Co., Factory ( Inc. ) , to 
construct and maintain a conduit under 
alley, deferred and published November 
30, 190S, page 1918. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by jesis and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna^ Young, McCbid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 



eski, Sitts, Devcr, Con Ion, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Stewart, Finn^ Taylor, Focll, Josetti, 
Clottenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Dow- 
ney, Golombiewski, Roberts, Fisher, Tins- 
man, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, 
Forsberg — 62. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting authority to Eugene Dietzgen 
Co., a corporation, and Eugene Dietz- 
gen Co., factory, a corporation, to 
construct and maintain a conduit 
under the east and west alley in the 
block bounded on the north by Mon- 
tana street, on the east by the North- 
western Elevated Railroad Company 
right of way, on the south by Fuller- 
ton avenue and on the west by Shef- 
field avenue. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority are hereby granted to Eugene 
Dietzgen Co., a corporation, and Eugene 
Dietzgen Co., Factory, a corporation, 
their successors and assigns, to lay down, 
construct and operate a tile conduit, 
not larger than six (6) inches in di- 
ameter for two (2) steam pipes, and 
for a galvanized iron pipe containing 
wires, under the east and west alley in 
the block bounded by Montana street 
on the north, by the Northwestern Ele- 
vated Railroad Company right of way 
on the east, Fullerton avenue on the 
south and Sheffield avenue on the west; 
said conduit to cross said alley at a 
point about one hundred ten (110) feet 
east of Sheffield avenue. The location 
of said conduit shall be substantially 
as shown on the plat hereto attached, 
which is hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance, and said conduit shall be used 
only for the purpose of conveying the 
pipes and wires aforesaid, and said lo- 



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cation and the construction of said con- 
duit shall be under the direction and 
supervision of and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission "and 
authority herein given shall cease and 
determine ten ( 10 ) years from and after 
the passage of this ordinance or at any 
time prior thereto at the discretion of 
the Mayor. The operation and main- 
tenance of the said conduit shall be sub- 
ject to all general ordinances of the 
City of Chicago now in force or v/hich 
may hereafter be in force relating to 
electricity and the use of electrical wires, 
also relating to conduits underneath the 
public streets and alleys of the city. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
term herein gxanted the conduit herein 
authorized shall be removed by the 
grantees, their successors or assigns, 
unless this ordinance shall be renewed, 
and if so removed said alley shall be 
restored to its proper condition to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works so that the portion of 
said alley where said conduit shall have 
been located shall be put in the same 
condition and safe for public travel as 
the remaining portion of the said alley 
in the same block, at the sole expense of 
the grantees herein, their successors or 
assigns, and without cost and expense 
of any kind whatsoever to the City of 
Cliicago. 

Said grantees shall do no permanent 
injury to said alley or in any manner 
interfere with any pipe, cable, wire or 
conduit therein and shall not open and 
encumber more of the said alley than 
shall be necessary to enable it to pro- 
ceed with advantage in constructing 
said conduit. Should said conduit inter- 
fere with or obstruct in any manner the 
construction of any municipal under- 
ground work hereafter to be constructed, 
the grantees herein, their successors or 
assigns, shall remove said conduit or 
change the location thereof as directed 
by the Commissioner of Public Works 



at its own expense and v/ithout expense 
of any kind whatsoever to the Qity of 
Chicago. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein, their suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall at all times 
keep the surface of the alley over the 
said conduit in a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works 
and safe for public travel. 

Section 5. No v/ork shall be done 
under authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantees herein shall execute 
to the City of Chicago a good and suf- 
ficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the said City of Chicago from 
any and all liability, cost, damage or 
expense of any kind whatsoever which 
may be suffered by it, said City of Chi- 
cago, or which it may be put to, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said city, from or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and conditioned further, 
to observe and perform all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereunder shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance said bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges and 
authority herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 6. The grantees herein, their 
successors or assigns, shall pay as com- 
pensation for the privileges herein 
granted the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) 
per annum during the life of this ordi- 
nance. The first payment shall be made 
as of the date of the passage of this 



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ordinance, and the succeeding payments 
annually thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provis- 
ion of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein gra,nted shall terminate and this 
ordinance shall become null and void if 
said grantees, their successors or as- 
signs, shall fail to promptly pay any 
installment of the said compensation. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that the 
grantees herein shall file their written 
acceptance of the same and the bond 
hereinabove provided for within thirty 
(30) days of the passage hereof. 



Aid. Taylor moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on City Hall and Public Build- 
ings concerning an award of contract for 
the construction of the new City Hall 
building, deferred and published No- 
vember 30, 1908, page 1925. 

The motion prevailed. 

x\ld. Taylor presented an ordinance 
with form of agreement attached, and 
moved that it be substituted for' the or- 
dinance recommended in: the report. 

The motion to substitute prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Harding DixoUj Fore- 
man, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, Burke, 
McKenna, Young, McCoid, Bennett, 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to enter into a contract with Noel Construction Company of 
Baltimore city, a Maryland corporation, for the construction of the new City Hall 
building on the west half of Block thirty-nine (39), in the original Town of 
Chicago, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the form of agreement 
attached hereto, for a sum not to exceed Three Million Two Hundred and Ninety- 
five Thousand Dollars ($3,295,000.00) ; provided, said Noel Construction Company 
of Baltimore city shall execute said contract and shall furnish a bond for the 
faithful performance of the same in the penal sum of One Million One Hundred 
Thousand Dollars ($1,100,000.00) with sureties satisfactory to the Commissioner 



Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Egan, Fick, 
Scully^ Hurt^ Cullerton, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Br'ennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, Finn, 
Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, Hey, 
Britten, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, Thom- 
son, Lipps, Peinberg, Siewert, Clancy, 
Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golombiewski, 
O'Oonnell, Roberts, Fisher^ Tinsman, 
Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, Fors- 
berg — 65. 

Nays — Cough lin — 1. 

Aid. Taylor m.oved to pass the substi- 
tute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the substi- 
tute ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Harding, Dixon, For'e- 
man, Pringle, Richert, Burke, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid^ Bennett, Snow^ Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Zimmer, Fulton, Lawley, Lu- 
cas, Kruger, Beilfuss, Sitts, Dever, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Stewart, Finn, Tay- 
lor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenber'g, Hey, 
Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, Thom- 
son, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clancy, 
Connery, Blencoe, Downey;, Golombiew- 
ski, O'Connell, Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, 
Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, Nolan, Race, Fors- 
berg— 60. 

NoA/s — Coughlin, McNeal, Evans, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Bowler — 6. 



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of Public Works and conditioned as required by law, before the bour of ten 
o'clock A. M. on Monday, December fourteenth, A. D. 1908. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after 
its passage and approval. 



This Agreement, Made and entered into this day of December 

A. D. 1908, between Noel Construction Company of Baltimore City, a corporation 
organized under the laws of Maryland, party of the first part, and the City of 
Chicago, party of the second part, witnesseth: 

1. That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the 
payments to be to it made by the City of Chicago, as hereinafter set forth, hereby 
covenants and agrees to furnish all labor and materials and do all the general 
work of every sort and kind required in the erection and completion, free from 
all claims, liens and charges whatsoever, of the City Hall Building, to be erected 
on the west half of Block thirty-nine (39) in the Original Town of Chicago, 
Illinois, in conformity to' and in accordance with the plans, drawings, specifi- 
cations and addenda thereto prepared by Holabird & Roche, architects, and 
identified by signatures of said party of the first part and said architects, 
copies of which are hereto attached and made parts hereof, the originals being 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago. 

2. Said party of the first part agrees to commence said work after the 
completion of the work of wrecking the old building, excavating, and sinking 
the caissons, and within five days after the date when possession of the premises 
shall be delivered to it, said date to be fixed by notice in writing from the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago which shall be receipted 
for by the party of the first part in writing. Said party of the first part agrees 
to prosecute the work diligently and continuously and to fully complete the 
same as contemplated by this contract within eighteen (18) calendar months 
from the date of delivering possession of the premises as above provided, and 
to remove scaffolding, material, implements, debris or rubbish connected with or 
caused by said work immediately on completion and leave said work complete 
and perfect, free from expense to the party of the second part; and shall at all 
times give to the Commissioner of Public Works and to Holabird & Roche, 
architects, free access to said work. 

3. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that certain portions 
of the work upon said building not included in this contract will be carried on in 
the building during the performance of this contract; and in order that said 
other portions of the work may be completed within the time limit of this con- 
tract, the party of the first part undertakes and agrees to provide access to the 
building to the various contractors for such other portions of the work, their 
agents and employees and to give such contractors such facility and oppor- 
tunity for the performance of their contracts to the end that all contractors 
employed by the party of the second part in and about said building may co- 
operate in the performance of their respective contracts. 

4. The said party of the first part hereby covenants and agrees, that if, 
in the prosecution of said v/ork, it shall be necessary to dig up, use or occupy 
any street, to erect and maintain such strong and substantial barriers, and also, 
during the night time, such lights as will effectually prevent the happening 
of any accident or harm to life, limb or property, in consequence of such digging 



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up, use or occupancy of said street; and it is further covenanted and agreed that 
the said party of the first part shall be liable for all damages occasioned by the 
digging up, use or occupancy of any street, or which may result therefrom, 
or which may result from the carelessness of the party of the first part or its 
agents, employees or workmen. 

5. It is hereby further agreed that the party of the second part shall fur- 
nish to the party of the first part one set of copies of all plans, drawings, speci- 
fications and addenda thereto signed by said Commissioner of Public Works 
and by said architects, which shall be kept upon the premises above described 
and to which the Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects shall have 
free access at all times. Should any dispute arise between the parties hereto 
respecting the true construction or interpretation to be given said plans, draw- 
ing's, specifications or addenda, or the meaning thereof, the same shall be decided 
by the architects with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works and 
such decision shall be final. Said plans, drawings and specifications are intended 
to be co-operative so that any work shown by the plans or drawings and not 
mentioned in the specifications, or vice versa, is to be executed if mentioned in 
the specifications and shown by the plans or drawings with the true intent and 
meaning of said plans, drawings and specifications. 

6. It is further agreed that the said party of the second part may, through 
its Commissioner of Public Works at any time during the progress of said wor'k, 
make any addition to or deduction or alterations from said plans, drawings, 
specifications and addenda without invalidating any part of this agTeement, 
but the fair value of the same shall be added to or deducted from the sums herein 
agreed to be paid by the said party of the second part, as the case may be; 
Provided, that no work of any description upon the premises shall be considered 
as extra work or a charge in excess of the amount herein agreed to be paid 
unless a proper estimate in writing of the same before its commencement shall 
have been submitted and signed by the said architects, approved by the said 
Commissioner of Public Works and authorized by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago; and, provided further, that should any dispute arise respecting the 
fair value of the work added or omitted by the party of the first part, the 
same shall be determined by the arbitration of three persons, one to be chosen 
by the party of the first part, one by the party of the second part, through its 
Commissioner of Public Works, and the two so chosen to select a third, and the 
decision by a majority of the three so chosen shall be binding upon the parties 
hereto, and the expense of said arbitration shall be borne equally between the 
parties hereto. Said party of the first part, however, expressly covenants and 
agrees that in no case shall any such dispute or arbitration interfere with the 
regular progress of the work, but that it will prosecute the entire work includ- 
ing that under dispute or arbitration without interruption or delay in accor- 
dance with the terms of this contract and the specifications, pending the settle- 
ment of any such dispute by arbitration or otherwise. 

7. In cases of additions to or alterations in the work made as above pro- 
vided which will require additional time for completion of the work included in 
this contract, or in case the party of the first part shall be obstructed or 
delayed in the prosecution or completion of the work by other contractors of 
the party of the second part, or by the act, neglect, delay or default of the partv 
of the second part, or by any damage which may happen by fire, lightning, earth- 
quake, cyclone or the abandonment of the work by its employees through no 



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fault of said party of the first part, then the time herein fixed for the comple- 
tion of the work may be extended for a period equivalent to the time lost by 
reason of any of the causes aforesaid; but no such extension shall be made 
unless a claim therefore is presented in writing to the Commissioner of Public 
Works within three days after the commencement of any such delay. The 
duration of such extension, if any, shall be such fair allowance as shall be deter- 
mined and certified in writing by the architects and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The said party of the first part hereby assumes 
all responsibilty for any loss or damage that may happen to said work, or any 
part thereof, or the materials therefor, or for any injury to the workmen or the 
public or to individual or for damage to adjoining property or for any damage 
arisng from its delaying in any manner the completion of the work of other 
contractors in said building or from any other cause whatsoever until said work 
is finished, delivered and accepted by said party of the second part. And it 
is further expressly understood and agreed that if the time of performance of 
the contract herein be for any reason, either expressly or by implication, ex- 
tended, such extensions shall not affect the validity of this contract nor the 
liabilities of the sureties upon the bond given for the faithful performance of 
the same. 

8. It is further understood and agreed that said party of the first part 
shall not sublet any portion of said work except with the consent and approval 
in writing of the Commissioner of Ptiblic Works and the Architects, and in 
no case shall such consent relieve the party of the first part from its obligations 
herein assumed, or change the terms of this agreement. Should said party of 
the first part desire to sublet any portion of the work, a request shall be made 
in writing (in triplicate copies) giving the name and address of the proposed 
sub-contractor and defining the portion of the work he desires to sublet and 
this shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Public V/orks and the architects 
for approval. If the proposed sub -contractor is satisfactory, one copy of th.^ 
written request of said party of the first part shall be approved in writing 
by the Commissioner of Public Works and the architects, and returned to said 
party of the first part. 

9. It is further understood and agreed that on or about the first and 
fifteenth days of each month and before the party of the second part or its 
agents or architects shall pay or cause to be paid to the party of the first part 
or its order any money or other consideration due or to become due herein, said 
party of the first part shall furnish to the Commissioner of Public Works, if 
required by him, a written statement, verified by affidavit, giving the names and 
addresses of all person, firms and corporations who have, up to the date thereof 
furnished labor or material in or about the performance of this contract, and 
the amounts due or to become due to said parties. 

10. It is further understood and agreed that whenever the Commissioner of 
Public Works shall notify the party of the first part by notice personally 
served, or by leaving a copy thereof at the last known address of said party 
of the first part that no further estimates or vouchers will be issued or p§,y- 
ments made on the contract until the subcontractors, workmen or employees 
of said party of the first part have been paid, and said party of the first part 
shall neglect or refuse for the space of ten days after such notice shall have 
been served to pay such subcontractors, workmen or employees, said party of 
the second part shall be authorized to apply any money due or that may be- 



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come due under this contract to the payment of such subcontraietors, workmen 
or employees without other or further notice to said party of the first part, or, 
at its option may declare this entire agreement null and void and may take 
possession of said work and complete the same; and in such ease said party of 
the first part hereby agrees to pay all loss or damage caused thereby. And it 
is expressly' understood and agreed that the failure of the party of the second 
part to retain and apply any of such moneys or of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to order or direct that no vouchers or estimates shall issue or further 
payments be m.ade, shall not, nor shall the paying over of any reserved percent- 
age, without such subcontractor, workman or employe being first paid, in any 
way affect the liability of the party of the first part or of its sureties to said 
party of the second part or to any such subcontractor, workman or employee 
] upon the bond given for the faithful performance of this contract. 

11. Said party of the first part further covenants and agrees to furnish 
such materials, workmanship and labor of all kinds as shall be suitable and 
necessary for carrying .on and completing said work, and to protect said mate- 
rials and workmanship from damage by the elements and otherwise until the 
completion of the same, and to remove all improper material and work when 
so directed by said Architects with the approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and to substitute therefor such materials and work as, in the opinion 
of said Architects and said Commissioner of Public Works are required by the 
plans, drawings and specifications. No improper materials shall be used, 
but all materials of every kind shall fully answer the specifications, or, if 
not particularly specified or indicated on the plans or drawings shall be suit- 
able for the place where used. Said party of the first part further agrees 
to furnish all materials and perform all of said work under the immediate 
direction and superintendence of the Architects, and to their entire satisfaction, 
approval and acceptance. All material used and all labor performed shall be 
subject to the inspection and the approval or rejection of said Ar'chitects, 
and the said party of the second part hereby reserves to said Architects, 
with the approval of its Commissioner of Public Works, the right finally to 
decide all questions arising as to the proper performance of said work and 
as to whether the rate of progress thereon is such as to correspond with the con- 
ditions of this contract. Any imperfect workmanship or other faults which 
may appear within eighteen months after the completion of said work, and 
which in the judgment of the Architects with the approval of said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works arise out of improper materials or workmanship, 
shall, upon the direction of said Commissioner' of Public Works, be made good 
by and at the expense of said party of the first part, and in case of its 
failure so to do, said City of Chicago may recover from said party of the 
first part the cost of making good the work. 

12. It is further expressly understood and agreed that if the said party 
of the first part shall at any time r'efuse, neglect or be unable to follow the 
reasonable instructions of the Commissioner of Pnblic Works and of said 
Architects in the completion of said work in any manner or fail to prosecute 
said work at such a rate as shall, in the judgment of said Architects and of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, insure its completion in the time and 
manner herein stipulated, or delay said work or show gross carelessness or 
incompetency or fail to comply with said plans, drawings, specifications and 
addenda, or to protect said materials or workmanship from damage or refuse 



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or neglect to furnish sworn statements as herein agreed, said party of the 
second part by giving three days' notice in writing signed by said Architects 
and approved by said Commissioner of Public Works to said party of the 
first part of its intention so to do, and the party of the first part being still 
in default as above at the end of said three days may enter upon and employ 
other persons to finish said work, protect or re-execute the same; and the 
expense thereof, together with all loss or' damage occasioned thereby, shall be 
adjusted by the Commissioner of Public Works and shall be charged to said 
party of the first part and shall be deducted from the sum due him under this 
agreement. 

13. The said City of Chicago hereby covenants and agrees in consider- 
ation of the covenants and agreements in this contract specified to be kept 
and performed by the said party of the first part that if its City Council shall 
hereafter' levy taxes and appropriate funds therefrom lawfully for this purpose, 
it will pay to said party of the first part for the full completion of the 
work included in this contract to the satisfaction and acceptance of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Architects, the sum of Three Million, Two 
Hundred and Ninety-five Thousand Dollars ($3,295,000.00), as hereinafter set 
forth. 

14. It is further agreed by said City that if its City Council shall levy 
taxes and appropriate funds as aforesaid and if the rate of progress upon said 
work shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Y/orks and to said 
Architects, semi-monthly certificates will be issued by the Architects for 
eighty-five (85) per cent of the work done and materials properly set in 
place, in the judgment of the said Architects. On or about the fifth and 
twentieth days of each month, upon the approval of the above certificates 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, estimates for' the amount of the certifi- 
cates will be issued by said Commissioner of Public Works, subject to addi- 
tions or deductions as herein provided for, which shall entitle the holder to 
receive the amount that may be due thereon when the money applicable to 
the payment of such work shall be available and the conditions annexed to 
such estimates, if any, shall have been satisfied. It is expressly understood 
and agreed, however, that the amounts to be paid from time to time shall in 
no case exceed eighty-five per cent of the value of the work done and the 
material set in place; the r'emaining fifteen per cent of said value is to be 
retained by said party of the second part as part security for the faithful 
performance of this contract, and shall not be paid until the expiration of 
thirty days after the completion of said work, acceptance of the same by the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects, payment of all claims for 
labor and materials and the return of all plans, specifications and drawings to the 
Architects. The giving of the aforesaid certificates and estimates, however, 
shall in no way lessen the total and final responsibility of the party of the 
first part. 

15. It is further expressly under'stood and agreed by the parties hereto 
that the work herein provided for shall be fully completed and ready for delivery 
within the time fixed herein. Inasmuch as the failure to have said work fully 
completed and ready for delivery within the time fixed therefor will work an 
injury to the city, and as the damages arising from delay in the completion 
of the work cannot be calculated with any degree of certainty, it is hereby 
agreed that if such work is not completed within the time specified, then there 



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as its 



shall be deducted from the contract price and retained by the City 
ascertained and liquidated damages the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400) 
for each and every day passing after the date so fixed foi' the completion of said 
work until said work is fully completed and ready for service. 

16. This agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the 
respective parties hereto. 

In Witness Wiieeeof, Said party of the first part has caused this agreement 
to be signed by its president and its corporate seal to be affixed hereto and attested 
by its secretary, and the City of Chicago has caused this agreement to be signed 
by its Commissioner of Public Works, countersigned by its Comptroller and approved 
by its Mayor, the day and year first above written. 

Noel Construction Company of Baltimore City, 

By 

President. 



Attest : 



Secretary. 

City of Chicago, 

By 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Countersigned : 



City Comptroller. 



Approved : 

Mayor. 
Form Approved: 

;. , Corporation Counsel. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

motion to reconsider. 

Aid. Pringle moved to reconsider the vote by w^hich the Council at its regular 
meeting held Monday, November 30, 1908, passed an ordinance authorizing Augusta 
Lehmann to maintain and operate certain electrical conductors under the sidewalk 
space in the block bounded by State, Adams, Dearborn and Quincy streets. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Princle moved to recommit the ordinance to the Committee on Gas, Oil 
and Electric Light., 

The motion to recommit prevailed. 

motion to take from file. 

Aid. Siev/ert moved that the claim of John Colba, placed on file November 16th, 
be taken from file and recommitted to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 



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ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned to meet on Monday 
December 14, 1908, at 7:30 P. M. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
December 17, 1908. 

Presew*— His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Egan, Scul- 
ly, Hurt, Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Ful- 
ton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, Thomson, 
Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clancy, COn- 
nery, Blencoe, Downey, Golombiewski, 
Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, Roberts, 
Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. Fick and Britten. 



QUORUM. 

At 7:30 o'clock, a quorum being pres- 
ent, the Mayor called the Council to 
order. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, December 7, 1908, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works, 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report from His 
Honor, the Mayor", cont^aining^ a list of 
the names of persons releassd from the 



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House of Correction, during the week 
ending December 12, 1908, together with 
the cause of each release. 

Aid, Foreman moved that the report 
be published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed, and it was so 
ordered. 

The following is the report : 

Mayor's Office,] 

City of Chicago, December 14, 1908. C 
Honorable City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law I 
hereby report to your Honorable Body the 
names of persons imprisoned for viola- 
tion of city ordinances, who' have been: 
released by me during the week ending 
December 12, 19 OS,, together with the 
cause of such release: 

Fred Kruger, released for wife. 

John Sunday, released for Louis Sel- 
den. 

Gustav Berg, released for wife. 

Frank R. Hapwood, released for Aid. 
Britten. 

John Fitzgibbons, released- for wife. 

Frank Jones, released for Rev. J. W. 
Harding. 

Chas. Anderson, released for Aid. 
Sitts. 

Henry Anderson^, released for Aid. 
Harding. 

Elmer Ward, released for Aid. Bren- 
nan. 

Peter J. Albert^ released for wife. 

Henry Smith, released for John R. 
Caverly. 

Pat Burns, released for Dan Bradley. 

R. H. O'Neill, released for Geo. W. 
Popham. 

John Doe, alias Cesdoff, released for 
Aid. Burke. 

Joe Crun, released for Madge Clinton 
(sister) . 

Respectfully submitted, 
. , . . , > Fred A. Busse, 
';;*!•: Mayor. 



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ALSO, 

The following communication : ■ 

Mayor's Office,] jj 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. C 
To the HonoraMe, the City Council, of 

the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — I am transmitting to you 
herewith an ordinance passed at the 
last meeting of your Honorable Body, 
and recorded on pages 1991 and 1992, 
Council Proceedings, granting to the Chi- 
cago & Western Indiana Railroad Com- 
pany, the Belt Railway Company of Chi- jj 
cago, the Wabash Railroad Company, the • ' 
Chicago & Southeastern Railroad Com- 
pany, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa- 
cific Railway Company, respectively, the 
right to elevate the plane of certain 
tracks within the City of Chicago, and 
beg to direct your attention to the fact 
that the word "who" should be stricken 
out of the eighth line in the first column 
on page 1992, and the words "unless 
they" substituted therefor, in order to 
properly express the undoubted intent of 
the Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid, Lipps moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred tO' in the 
foregoing communication was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lipps moved to amend the ordi- 
nance in accordance with the recommen- 
dation of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lipps moved to pass the ordinance 
as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance, as amended, was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 



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Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Fbell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blericoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisiher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Islays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance requiring the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company, the Belt Railway Company 
of Chicago, the Wabash Railroad Com- 
pany, the Chicago and Southeastern 
Railroad Company, and the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, respectively, to elevate the plane 
of certain of their railway tracks with- 
in the City of Chicago, passed July 
13th, 1908, and published on pages 
1186 to 1234, both inclusive, of the 
official records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1908-9, and amended October 5th, 
1908, and published on pages 1369 and 
1370 of the official records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the ye'ar 190'8-9. 
Be it ordainea hi/ the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Paragraph 3 of Sec- 
tion 14, Section 15 and Section 18 of an 
ordinance entitled "An ordinance re- 
quiring the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company, the Belt Railway 
Company of Chicago, the Wabash Rail- 
road Company, the Chicago and South- 
eastern Railroad Company, and the Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company, respectively, to elevate the 
plane of certain of. their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago," passed July 
13th, A. D. 1908, and published on pages 
1186 to 1234, both inclusive, of the 
official records of the Council Proceedings 



of the^City of Chicago for the year 1908- 
9, and amended October 5th, 1908, and 
published on pages 1369 and 1370 of the 
official records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City of Chicago for the year 
1908-9, be and the same is hereby amend- 
ed so that Paragraph 3 of Section 14, 
Section 15 and Section' 18 shall hereafter 
read as follows : 

"Section 14, Paragraph 3. The Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company shall improve West 89th street, 
between said' east line of South Morgan 
street and the westerly line of Vincennes 
road, and the two new proposed thirty 
(30) foot streets between said west line 
of South Morgan street and said east 
line of South Ashland avenue each witb 
one cement sidewalk during the year 
1909, and with macadam pavement on or 
before the thirty-first day of December, 
A. D. 1914, in the manner prescribed by, 
and subject to the approval and accep- 
tance of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Any and all ordinances, or such parts 
of any ordinance or ordinances of the 
City of Chicago heretofore passed that 
provide foir or require the improvement 
of any part of West i89th street, or any 
part of any other street, avenue or alley, 
that is contained in or is a part of any 
of the property described in Section 14 
that is to be vacated or dedicated as 
aforesaid, are hereby repealed." 

"Section 15. The Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, the Belt 
Railway Company of Chicago, the Wa- 
bash Railroad Company, and the Chicago 
and Southeastern Railroad Company 
shall within ninety (90) days after the 
passage of this ordinance record in legal 
manner all dedications provided for in 
this ordinance, and the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Company 
shall on or before the first day of July, 
A. D. 1909, cause to be recorded in legal 
manner all dedications provided for in 
this ordinance; and the several com- 



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panics mentioned in this ordinance ex- 
cepting the Chicago, Eock Islan(! and 
Pacific Railway Company shall at least 
ninety (90) days prior to the day set in 
Section 16 of this ordinance for final 
completion of the work in each stretch 
of roadbed, cause to be recorded in legal 
manner all vacations provided for in this 
ordinance, including the vacation of all 
stub end streets and alleys not provided 
with subways in this ordinance, which lie 
within the limits of right of way of said 
companies." 

"Section 18. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage; pro- 
vided, however, that it shall be null and 
void as to the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad Company, the Belt Rail- 
way Company of Chicago, the Wabash 
Railroad Company and the Chicago and 
Southeastern Railroad Company which 
are by this ordinance permitted and re- 
quired to elevate their railway tracks, 
unless they shall through their duly au- 
thorized officers file with the City Clerk 
of the City of Chicago within one hun- 
dred and fifty (150) days from the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, their agreement 
or agreements duly executed, whereby 
they will undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required of 
them, respectively, by this ordinance, 
and unless the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company shall through 
its duly authorized officers file with the 
City Clerk of the City of Chicago on or 
before the first day of March, A. D. 1909, 
its agreement or agreements duly exe- 
cuted whereby it will undertake to do 
and perform all the matters and things 
required of it by this ordinance. 

After the filing of such agreement or 
agreements by the said several railroad 
and railway companies, or any of them, 
this ordinance shall not be materially 
modified or amended as to the said com- 
panies which shall have filed their said 
agreement or agreements, unless such 
company or companies shall be in default 
in the performance of the several matters 



and things required by this ordinance 
and undertaken to be done by such agree- 
ment. 

The failure or default of any of the 
said companies to file such agreement or 
agreements within the time herein' lim- 
ited shall not void or impair any of the 
rights hereunder of the several railroad 
and railway companies which shall have 
filed their agreement or agreements as 
hereinabove provided, so long as they 
shall perform the matters and things ex- 
pressly required of them by this ordi- 
nance. Nothing in this ordinance con- 
tained shall be a waiver or surrender of 
the police power of the city or be taken 
in any way to deprive the city of the 
right to properly exercise such power." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
efl"ect from and after its passage; pro- 
vided, however, this ordinance shall be 
null and void unless the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Company and 
the surety on the bond to be given by 
said company as provided for in Section 
8, Paragraph L, of the original ordinance 
passed July 13th, 1908, shall also and at 
the same time that they file said bond file 
in writing with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago their acceptance of this 
amendment in order to guarantee the 
faithful performance of the provisions of 
this ordinance; and unless the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany shall through its duly authorized 
officers file with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago on or before the first 
day of March, A. D. 1909, an agreement 
duly executed whereby said railway com- 
pany shall undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required of it 
by this ordinance to be performed, and 
all the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 13th, 1908, and the amendatory or- 
dinance of October 5th, 1908, shall ap- 
ply to all things provided for and em- 
braced in this ordinance, unless herein 
otherwise specified; and the rights, obli- 
gations, powers and duties of the City of 
Chicago and said Chicago and Western 



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Indiana Railroad Company, the Belt 
Railway Company of Chicago, the Wa- 
bash Railroad Company, the Chicago 
and Southeastern Railroad Company and 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company shall be construed the 
same in all respects as if said ordinance 
of July 13th, 1908, and the amendatory 
ordinance of October '8th, 1908, had orig- 
inally contained all the matters and 
things contained in this amendatory or- 
dinance. 

Provided further, however, that if the 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company which failed to accept the orig- 
inal ordinance shall also fail to accept 
this amendment within the time herein 
specified, such failure shall not render 
void or impair any of the rights, duties 
or privileges hereunder of those railroad 
and railway companies that accepted the 
original ordinance- and that shall accept 
this amendment, so long as they shall 
perform the matters and things expressly 
required by this ordinance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a 
copy of a communication from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works together with 
a communication addressed to him by 
Major Thomas H. Rees, United States 
Engineer in charge of the Chicago dis- 
trict, concerning the operation of bridges 
across the Chicago River and its branch- 
es; also a copy of a communication ad- 
dressed to Commissioner Hanberg by Col. 
W. H. Bixby, Major Rees' predecessor, 
on the same subject, and I would re- 
spectfully recommend that said commu- 
nication be referred to the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 
' Mayor. 



Aid. Foreman moved that the com- 
munications transmitted by His Honor, 
the Mayor, be published in the Journal 
and referred to the Committee on Har- 
bors, Wharves and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 

The communications are as follows: 

War Department. 

United States Engineer Office 

508 Federal Building. 

Chicago, 111., December 3, 1908. 

Mr. John J. Hanberg, Commissioner of 

Public Works, Chicago, Illinois-. 

Dear Sir — Referring to your letter of 
September 3, 1908, in which you ac- 
knowledge receipt of Colonel Bixby's let- 
ter of September 1, 190'8, and state that 
copy of same has been referred to the 
City Bridge Engineer for investigation 
and report, I wish to inquire whether any 
definite action has been taken by the City 
in this matter. 

This question becomes important in! 
view of the fact that the War Depart- 
ment has now under consideration a set 
of "Bridge Regulations'' governing the 
operation of bridges across the Chicago 
River and its branches and these "bridge- 
closing hours" are incorporated in these 
regulations. If any changes are to be 
made in the "closing hours," like changes 
should be made in the Government Regu- 
lations before they are published. 

I can add but little to Colonel Bixby's 
very strong arguments in favor of abol- 
ishing the long closing hours and giving 
to river traffic its legitimate share of the 
use of the river, but I would like to say 
that I heartily concur in his statements 
and believe that all interests will be 
better served by giving to surface traffic 
and to river traffic each its proportion- 
ate share of the use of the river at all 
hours of the day or night. 

The closed hours were established at a 
time when there were many small vessels 
engaged in lake traffic requiring many 
opening of draws and when also many of 



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the bridges were operated by hand power, 
requiring considerable time for each 
opening. The lake vessels have now four 
or five times the capacity of the old ves- 
sels and their number is correspondingly 
reduced; therefore, the number of bridge 
swings is lessened. Moreover, the bridges 
are now operated by power machinery 
and the time required for opening and 
closing the bridges is generally reduced. 
Formerly the opening of a bridge de- 
layed surface traffic from 8 to 12 min- 
utes whereas now it means a delay of 
only 3 to 5 m.inutes. 

The congestion of river traffic that 
often occurs during the two hours lof 
closure requires a continuous opening 
of the bridges for some time after the 
end of the closed hours, and therefore 
causes a serious interruption of the sur- 
face traffic. If these interruptions could 
be distribtited thnoiughout the two' hours 
.they would now scarcely be noticeable. 
The interruption of. surface traffic at the 
river would certainly be less in the ag- 
gregate than that now imposed at every 
street corner by police regulation of 
traffic. The river is one of the most im- 
portant highways for traffic in the city. 
What would be said if an atttempt was 
made to close one of the busiest streets 
for two hours in the morning and two 
hours in the afternoon in favor of 
through traffic on the cross streets? 

I would like to ask that this matter 
be given early consideration by the City 
authorities and I hope that as a result 
of such action I may soon be able to rec- 
ommend to the War Department a change 
in the proposed bridge regulations that 
will abolish the long hours of closure and 
give to the navigation interests of Chi- 
cago the recognition and relief that their 
magnitude demands. 

Very respectfully, 
(Signed) Thos. H. Rees, 

Major, Corps of Engineers. 



United States Engineer Office, 
508 Federal Building. 
Chicago, 111., Sept. 1, 1908. 
Mr. John J. Hanterg, Commissioner of 
Puhlic Works, Chicago, Illinois: 
Sir — In looking over the Mayor's 
message of 1907, I find on page 310 
[32d Annual Report Dept. of Pub. Wks.] 
an excellent brief statement of the move- 
ment of vessels in Chicago River during 
1907. 

This statement shows that the Rush 
Street bridge is the buisiest bridge of the 
river and yet it is actually opened for 
vessels less than 5 per cent of each day 
of 12 hours during the nine months 
navigation season. The busiest month of 
the year is July and yet this Rush 
Street bridge during July was only swung 
582 times, and was only opened in all 
1,846 minutes, making an average of only 
19 swings a day, occupying in all 60 min- 
utes, which is an average of only 1% 
swings per hour occupying only 5 min- 
utes per hour. In other summer months 
the service is only two-thirds of the 
above, in the spring and fall months 
only one-third of the above, and in the 
winter months less than one-tenth of the 
above. 

Under the above circumstances it seems 
to me that the City closing hours, which 
prevent all boats passing through the 
bridges of the main river and lower por- 
tions of the North and South Branches 
for two hours every morning and two 
hours every evening at the very times 
when boats are most anxious to go 
through the bridges, are very unfair to 
the navigation interests, and especially 
to the interests of the passenger boat 
traffic. 

The passenger boats leaving Chicago 
for other nearby lake ports, such as the 
boats to Waukegan> Milwaukee, Michigan 
City and Indiana Harbor carrying sev- 
eral hundred and sometimes a few thou- 
sand passengers, are thereby required to 
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-15 minutes to 2 hours to avoid delay to 
the same or a less number of surface 
travel passengers for 3 to 5 minutes. 
The same thing occurs at night on the re- 
turn trips. The same thing applies in 
a less degree to the boats leaving the city 
at night for distant ports and arriving 
at the city in the morning from distant 
ports. 

As regards the freight and general com- 
merce, I have had in the last two years 
many complaints from local steamboat 
lines wishing to build up a local com- 
merce between Chicago and other lake 
ports that it is impossible for them to 
do business economically under such re- 
strictions. Suppose for example, a boat 
arriving at the City in the morning just 
after closing hours. It is obliged to tie 
up its hoat at the mouth of the river 
and wait from 15 minutes to 2 hours. 
Then after the bridges are opened it 
goes up the North Branch or South 
Branch, requiring from one to three 
hours to reach its destination; there to 
unload and re-load and get back to the 
mouth of the river, by which time it finds 
the bridges closed against its exit from 
the river and is obliged to wait another 
two hours to get out. In some cases this 
adds enormously to the expense of tow- 
age, and in other cases it makes neces- 
sary the service of an extra crew at ex- 
tra pay for the night work thereby 
necessary. Under such cf^rcumstances 
some of the freight boat agents have 
stated that all reasonable rates are out 
of the question, and the public are not 
prepared to pay the extra charges that 
are due to such delay; and some of them 
have stated to me that, unless there be 
some improvement as regards the lessen- 
ing of these closing hours, they will have 
to give up the business. 

If navigation could be given a right-of- 
way through these bridges for the pas- 
sage of one or two boats — say 3 to 5 
minutes in all — at the commencement of 
each quarter hour, all these difficulties 



would disappear; and the commerce of 
the Chicago River as a harbor for passen- 
ger and freight travel might be expected 
to increase very greatly and very 
promptly. The right would probably not 
need to be exercised on an average of 
more than tv/ice per hour. 

The most crowded travel over the river 
is at the elevated railroads. The delays 
which would be experienced by the ele- 
vated roads are not anywhere near as 
great as might be anticipated at first 
sight. The Northwestern Elevated trains 
on entering the loop are always obliged 
to stop every few minutes in order to 
give a right-of-way to' the Lake Street 
Elevated; after which the Lake Street 
Elevated cars are obliged to wait a few 
minutes to allow the Northwestern Ele- 
vated cars to enter the loop. If, while 
the Northwestern traffic was thus stop- 
ped, the Wells Street bridge could be 
swung open to allow boats to pass, there 
would be a decided gain to the boat travel 
without any appreciable loss to the ele- 
vated traffic. Boats going up the river 
could, in like manner, be accommodated 
by the opening of the Lake Street bridge 
so as to get into the South Branch while 
the Lake Street Elevated traiiis were 
waiting for the Northwestern Elevated 
trains to enter the loop. Boats going out 
of the river could be accommodated in 
the same way. Any congestion of ele- 
vated travel at either bridge by these 
openings would then be immediately re- 
lieved by the slight stoppage of travel 
on the other "elevated route as the boats 
were going through its bridge. Since 
as stated above the total time that the 
busiest bridge is opened in the busiest 
month of the year is only 61 minutes a 
day, it shows that the time of opening 
necessary to accommodate boats need not 
be more than 15 or 20 minutes during the 
4 hours when the bridges are now closed; 
and this 15 or 20 minutes might be scat- 
tered along during the 4 hours at an aver- 
age of only 5 minutes an hour; so that 
such bridge closure seems, as I said in 



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the first place, very unfair to navigation 
and very selfish on the part of surface 
travel. 

I, therefore, earnestly invite your at- 
tention to the above circumstances and 
ask that you take all steps in your 
power to do away entirely with the pres- 
ent "closed hours" of bridges, and to 
leave them entirely free to the passage 
of boats at all hours of the day under 
the other existing rules which require 
that the bridges shall be opened alter- 
nately to approaching trains or approach- 
ing boats. 

Very respectfully, 

(Signed) W. H. Bixby, 
Colonel, Corps of Engineers. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,) 
December 14, igOiS.C 

To the Honorable, the City Council-. 

Gentlemen — I herewith transmit to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from a committee representing citizens 
who have filed claims for damages said 
to have been caused by the bursting of a 
water main on West Harrison street, 
between Clinton and Canal streets, on 
July 4th of this year, and respectfully 
suggest that same be referred to the Com- 
mittee, on Finance. 

Very truly yours, 

Fred A. Busse, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the commu- 
nication transmitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor, be referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk presented the follow- 
ing report of acceptances, bonds, etc., 
under ordinances, filed in his office since 



the last preceding meeting of the Coun- 
cil: ' 

Acceptance and bond, Sherman House 
Hotel Company, ordinance of November 
9th, canopy (filed December 10th). 

Acceptance and bond, Featherstone 
Foundry and Machine Company, ordi- 
nance of November 23, 1908, switch 
track (filed December 14). 

Which was ordered placed on file. 

ALSOj 

A communication from certain proper- 
ty-owners protesting against the closing 
of certain alleys in the block bounded by 
Austin avenue, Morgan street, Carpenter 
street and Kinzie street. 

Aid. Sitts moved that the communica- 
tion be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the City Fuel Company to 
construct and maintain a railroad switch 
track across Wood street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Chas. H. Hill, 
representing the Fullerton estate, pro- 
testing against a proposed ordinance 
creating a prohibition district south of 
79th street and west of Halsted street, 

Which was^ on motion of Aid. Culler- 
ton, deferred. 

ALSO, 

Claims as follows: Premises, No. 541 
Fullerton avenue, for decrease of water 
tax; claim of Fred D. Whisler for re- 
fund of 90 per cent of special assessment 
for water supply pipe; claim of Thos. R. 
Buckham for rebate of part of fee paid 
for vehicle license; claim of Hinckley 
and Schmitt for damages for injury to 
property caused by lea;k in water main; 
claim of the City Fuel Company for de- 
crease of water tax; and the claim of 



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The Salvation Army for damages for in- 
jury to property caused by track eleva- 
tion and change in grade of street; which 
were 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port from the City Collector, which was 
ordered published and placed on file 
Collectoe's Office, 
Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor, and City 

Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Attached hereto I am 
forwarding a list of organizations to 
whom special bar permits were issued 
(under the ordinance of June 11, 1906), 
for the locations set opposite their names, 
since the last preceding meeting of your 
Honorable Body. 

Eespectfully submitted, ^ 

E. J. Magerstadt, 

Citt/ Collector. 



Stock Yards Saddlery Co., U. S. Yards, 
(5)'. 

United Aid Society of McAvoy Brg. 
Co., 3145 State street. 

Calumet Base Ball and Foot Ball Club, 
270 East 31st street. 

Chattanooga Ben. Assn., 726 Allport 
street. 

Edelman Benev, Society, 939 North 
Robey street. 

Conductors and Motormen' Ben. Assn., 
291 East 35th street. 

West Gota Gille, 1351 Diversey boule- 
vard. 

Alcazar Ath. Club, 862 West Division 
street. 

Crown Base Ball and Aid Society, 106- 
108 DeKoven street. 

Deutsoher Unterstutzungs Bund, No. 
351, 842 Clybourn avenue. 



Patronat Ladimir Klacel, 990 West 
19th street. 

Spolek Susicky, 588-92 West 18th 
street. 

Austria Galici Cong., Ashland and 
Division street. 

Slovenska Sekcy Society, 494 Noble 
street. 

The Swedish Young Men's Club, 324 
East Division street. 

The Belgian Benefit Society, 392 Ful- 
lerton avenue. 

Hamburg Aid Association, 3417 South 
Halsted street. 

Chicago Lodge, No. 1, Unab. Order der 
Ehre, 174 Clybourn avenue. 

Golden Seal Benev. Assn., 3737 South 
Wood street. 

Italian Union Assn., 800 South Ash- 
land avenue. 

Orphan Buffalo P. & Ath. Aid Society, 
35th and Indiana avenue. 

Chicago Arbeiter Zeitung Pub. Co., 162 
North Clark street. 

Garment Worker's Union Dist. Coun- 
cil, No. 6, 162 North Clark street. 

West Englewood Athletic Club, 1657 
West 69th street. 

Soldaten Damen Verein, 876 Milwau- 
kee avenue. 

PI. Gilde, No. 10, 876 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Chicago Paltry Cooks and Confec. 
Assn., 257 North Clark street. 

Society Umberta II P. di P., 3143 
State street. 

East Side Athletic Assn., 10459 Ave- 
nue M. 

Oestreich Ung. Musik Verein, 245 Cly- 
bourn avenue. 

Carmen B. B. and Ben. Assn., 2494 
Lincoln avenue. 

Reliance Ath. and Aid Assn., 447 West 
Taylor street. 

Grand Crossing Turn Society, 1244 
75th street. 



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Garcia Society, 1168 West 12tli street. 
Bjorgain Singing Society, 876 North 
Artesian avenue. 

Deutscher Verein der West Seite, 710 
Blue Island avenue. 

Board of Trustees of Karel Janos Boh. 
School, S'paulding and North avenues. 

Socialist Party of Cook County, 34th 
and Went worth avenue. 

Coughlin's Bowling Association, 48th 
and Honore streets. 

SuUivans Athletic Assn., 47th and Win- 
chester avenue. 

Bachelors Benev. Assn., 27 North Clark 
street. 

Sinew Benev. Assn., 27 North Clark 
street. 

New Idea Society, 2503 Kensington 
avenue. 

Napanee Athletic Assn., 3000 Union 
avenue. 

Tom O'Harra Ben. Assn., Chicago ave- 
nue and Larrabee street. 

Ladies Class Soeialen Turn Verein, 701 
East Belmont avenue. 

Loze Caslav, 400 West ISth street. 

Hoffnung Lodge, No. 60, 69th and 
Ashland avenue. 

Empire Tent Modern Maccabees, 3140 
Indiana avenue. 

Park Side Club, 3140 Indiana avenue. 

Wolfram Athletic Society, 1400 Cly- 
bourn avenue. 

Pochontas Frauen Verein, 501 West 
North avenue, 

Rainey Benev. Assn., 2988 Archer ave- 
nue. 

U. S. German Lodges A. 0. U. W., 
North avenue and Halsted street. 

Radomisler Unterst. Verein, 368 West 
12th street. 

Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 of U. A., 
50 Throop street. 

United Livery Employes Ben. Assn., 
162 North Clark street. 



Fountain Benev. and Social Assn., Yon- 
dorf Hall. 

Ceska Vlast, 588 West 18th street. 

Sokol Havlicek, 1116 South Kedzie 
avenue. 

Luxemburger Brotherhood of America, 
Brand's Hall, 

Diana Lodge, No. 72, S. B. of A., 456 
Thirty-first street. 

Scandanavian Branch Industrial Work- 
ers Assn., 551 North Clark street. 

Big Four Aid Society, 1653 West North 
avenue. 

Z. V. P. Spol. Pistalaku, 1114 South 
Kedzie avenue. 

Melody Ath. and Ben. Assn., 12th and 
Waller streets. 

Confectiouary .Girls Ben. Assn., 15th 
and Wabash avenue. 

Journeymen Tailors Union Local, No. 
5, 257 North Clark street. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication from the City Comptroller : 
Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with Sec- 
tion 5 of the laws pertaining to City 
Funds, requiring the City Comptroller 
to advertise for bids from all regularly 
established national and state banks do- 
ing business within the city, for interest 
upon the money of the city so to be de- 
posited in the city banks, I respectfully 
submit for your consideration, the fol- 
lowing bids which were received in an- 
swer to our advertisement: 
National Banks. Interest Bid, 

Bankers 2% 

Commercial 2% 

Continental 2% 

First 2% 

First National of Englewood 21/2% 

Fort Dearborn 2% 

Hamilton 2% 



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National Banks Interest Bid. 

Monroe .2% 

National City 2% 

National Produce 2% 

Prairie . ^ 2% 

Republic 2% 

State Banks. Interest Bid. 

American Trust and Savings 2% 

Central Trust Company 2% 

Chicago Savings 2% 

Colonial Trust and Savings. 2% 

Cook County State Savings 214% 

Drexel 2%% 

Englewood State Savings 2% 

Farwell Trust Company 2% 

First Trust and Savings 2% 

Foreman Bros 2% 

Harris Trust and Savings 2% 

Hibernian 2% 

Hlinois Trust and Savings 2% 

Lake View Trust and Savings 214% 

Metropolitan Trust and Savings 2% 

Mutual . .2% 

North Avenue State Bank 2% 

North Western Trust and Savings. 2% 

Prairie 2% 

Royal Trust Company 2% 

Security Savings 2% 

State Bank of Chicago 2% 

South Chicago Savings 2% 

Stockmens Trust and Savjngs 2% 

Union Bank of Chicago 2% 

Union Stock Yards State 214% 

Union Trust Company 2% 

Western' Trust and Savings 2% 

Woodlawn Trust and Savings 2% 

In accordance with the advertisement, 
the above bids were opened December 7th 
at 12 o'clock. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) Walter H. Wilson, 

Comptroller. 
Aid. Bennett moved to refer the bids 
submitted by the City Comptroller, to the 
Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 

The Clerk presented reports submitted 



by the City Physician for the months of 
July, August, September, October and 
November, which were ordered 
Placed on file. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, M<^Coid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Fbell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nai/s — Brennan — 1. 
also, 

A list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court, December 12, for final 
hearing December 29, 1908, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 
The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Bennett, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 

was referred communication from City 

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having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from receipts from wheel 
tax to be expended under the direction 
of the City Clerk to meet requirements 
of vehicle licenses to January 1st the 
sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500). 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works asking for 
authority to let contract for tug service, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby or- 
dered to enter into a contract with the 
Dunham Towing and Wrecking Company 
for use of tug boats between the Chicago 
Harbor, the Chicago Water Works Cribs, 
and such other places in the Chicago 
River and Harbor as may be required, 
during the months of January, February 
and March, A. D. 1909, in accordance 
with the proposal of said Dunham Tow- 
ing and Wrecking Company submitted 



to the Commissioner of Public Works 
oii November 21, 1908. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Frank I. Bennett, Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on: Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller in re proposition of Joseph 
E. Otis for settlement of city claim under 
tax deed, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to accept 
the offer of Joseph E. Otis of five hun- 
dred ninety-four and sixty-two one-hun* 
dredths dollars ($594.62) in full settle- 
ment of the city's interest in and to the 
north thirty feet of east 100 feet of Lot 
9, Block 3, fractional Section 15, Addi- 
tion to Chicago, claimed under a tax 
deed, dated May 9th, 1876, recorded as 
Document 92467 in Book 686 of Records,, 
page 51. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated November 20th, 1908, and the rec- 
ommendation of the City Comptroller, 
dated November 21st, 1908, both at- 
tached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frank I. Bennett, Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
iowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Myron A. Decker 
{referred November 16th, 1908), J. M. 
Cauly and Catholic Bishop of Chicago 
(referred November 16th, 1908) and P. 
J. Walsh (referred November 9th, 1908) 
for 90 per cent refunds of special assess- 
ments, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to issue vouchers in favor of the 
following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, same being 
refunds due under the special assess- 
ment warrants for laying water pipes 
enumerated, in accordance with the re- 
ports of the Board of Ix)cal Improve- 
ments, attached. These said refunds 
are ordered issued upon County Clerk's 
certificates of payment because of the 
loss of original receipts, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the Water Fund upon identification and 
proper power of attorney from claimant, 
when, from the surplus of the net income 
from the water rate, not otherwise appro- 
priated or pledged, there is in the City 
Treasury sufficient money therefor and 
when the Comptroller shall so certify. 
Warrant. 

16959 Myron A. Decker .$23.07 

22750 J. M. Cauly 5.00 

23965 Catholic Bishop of Chicago. 77j85 

22720 P. J. Walsh 12.59 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance,' to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works, request- 
ing authority to purchase dumping car, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of December 10th, 1908, to enter into a 
contract, without advertising, for the 
purchase of a dump car at a. cost not 
to exceed ten hundred twenty-five dol- 
lars ($1,025.00), to be used in the haul- 
ing of dirt from the various loading 
stations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 14, 190i8. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred sundry communications in 
re transfer of funds, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 



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December 14, 1908. 



Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with the request 
of several heads of departments, attached 
hereto, to make the following transfers 
in the appropriations for 1908: 

Department of Public Works. 
From Fund 34 AA 7, care of 
waste paper boxes, to 34, 

Ward 18 $3,500.00 

From Fund 34 H 3, telepbone 
service, to 34 H 4, street car 
and railroad tickets, Bridge 
Division 50.00 

Corporation Counsel. 
From Fund 4 A, salaries, to 4 

D 1, general expense $3,131.61 

Fire Department. 
From Fund 45 Ext., engine 
house, Byron street and Her- 
mitage avenue, to Fund 47 
Ext., engine hiouse at 1031 

West Fullerton avenue 391.25 

From Fund N, repairs and re- 
newals of hose wagons, to 
Fund Y, live stock replace- 
ment 5,000.00 

Municipal Library and Bureau of 
Statistics. 

From Fund 1 X A, 

salaries $150.00 

From Fund 1 X B 1, 

postage . . 88.00' 

From 1 X B 2, station- 
ery and supplies 134.91 

From Fund 1 X B 3, 

books, binding, etc... 32.30 



To 1 X B, expense of operation. 405.21 

City Collector. 
From 9 A, salaries, to 9 A 1, 

salaries • • • • • 450.00 

From 9 E, wheel tax, to 9 C, 

miscellaneous 350.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 



ALSO3 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 190'8. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works iri re extras 
on contract of Champion Iron Company, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Orde7'ed, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of December 10th, 1908, attached hereto, 
to allow extras on the contract of the 
Champion Iron Company for changes in 
iron work on the police station now be- 
ing built at 27th and Lawndale avenue 
in the sum of twenty-eight and fifty 
one-hundredths dollars ($28.50), and the 
Comptroller is ordered tO' pay the same 
from the appropriations for said work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 14, 190i8. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Sarah A. Dolph 
for damages on account of viaduct re- 
moval (referred May 27th, 1907), having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2051 



cordance with his opinion of September 
18th, 1907, attached hereto, to allow 
judgment against the city in favor of 
Mrs. Sarah A. Dolph in the sum of five 
hundred seventy-five dollars ($575.00), 
same to be in full of all claims for dam- 
ages caused to property knoiwn as 67 
North Western avenue, situated at West- 
ern avenue and Fulton street, by reason 
of the removal of the Western Avenue 
viaduct. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Sophonisba East- 
man for damages to 95 North Western 
avenue (referred June 11th, 1906), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized to allow 
judgment to be taken against the city 
in favor of Sophonisba Eastman in the 
sum of six hundred dollars ($600.00), 
same to be in full of all claims for dam- 
ages to premises known as 95 North 
Western avenue, caused by reason' of the 
removal of the Western Avenue viaduct 
from in front of said property. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the report of the City Appraiser, at- 
tached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re extras 
on contract of M. H. McGovern Company, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of December 10th, 1908, to 
allow extras on account of contract to 
M. H. McGovern Company for intake 
tunnel, Section N, Intercepting Sewer, 
in' the sum of three thousand three hun- 
dred sixty-eight and ninety one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($3,368.90), and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriations heretofore made for 
said work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett 

Chairman. 
also. 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 14, 190i8. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of John McGuirk 
for wages (referred October 26, 1908), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and reoommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of John McGuirk in the sum of 



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December 14, 1908* 



five dollars ($5.00), same to be in full 
for all claims for damages arising from 
or growing out of an injury received by 
said John McGuirk on August 28th, 
1907, while in the employ of the Water 
Pipe Extension Division, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the appropriations for said Division. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee ou Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re extras 
on contract of James W. Redmond, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance with 
his request of December 10th, 1908, to 
allow extras on contracts of James W. 
Redmond for the completion of the Law- 
rence Avenue Pumping Station in the 
sum of three hundred seventy-five 
and forty-seven one-hundredths dollars 
($375.47), and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay same from the appropria- 
tions for said pumping station. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 






Chicago, December 14, 190'8. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assemlled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Thorsell estate 
for damages oU account of burst water 
main (referred October 5th, 1908), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of the Thorsell estate in the 
Slim of one hundred fifty -one and twenty 
one-hundredths dollars ($151.20), same 
to be in full of all claims for damages 
to building known as No. 70 East Chi- 
cago avenue, growing out of bursting of 
water main on August 16th, 1907, in 
front of 52 East Chicago avenue, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay same from 
the Water Fund. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Corporation 
Counsel, dated December 1st, 1908, and 
attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 14, 190i8. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled': 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
Avas referred claims of Roy G. Dickin- 
son (referred February 3d, 1908), Char- 
les H. Green (referred February 17th, jj 
1908), and George Rau (referred Feb- 1; 
ruary 21st, 1908) for compensation forj 
personal injuries, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report] 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: , 



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December U, 1908. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2053 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue vouchers in favor of the follow- 
ing named persons in the amounts set 
opposite their names, same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of injuries re- 
ceived by said persons, on the dates in- 
dicated, while in the employ of the Elec- 
trical Department, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from appro- 
priation for Electrical Department: 
Hoy G. Dickinson, injured Janu- 
ary 16th, 1908 $ 44.00 

Charles H. Green, injured Janu- 
ary 16th, 1908 104.00 

Oeorge Rau, injured January 

23d, 1908 120.00 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the several recommendations of a sub- 
committee, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Patrick Tracy (re- 
referred November 23, 1908), Robert 
Neagle (referred April 13th, 1908), and 
John Fitzpatrick (referred November 
16th, 1908) for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
iPublic Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons, in the 
amounts set opposite their names, same 
to be in full for all claims of whatever 



kind or nature arising from or growing 
out of injuries received by said persons 
while in the employ of the city in the 
bureaus named, on the dates indicated, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriations for 
said bureaus: 

Patrick Tracy, injured May 7, 
1907, Water Pipe Extension Di- 
vision $ 85.00 

Ptobert Nea'gle, injured February 

21, 1908, Bureau of Engineering. 57.50 
John Fitzpatrick, injured October 

3, 1908, Bureau of Engineering. 108.30 
This action is taken in accordance with 
the several recommendations of the sub- 
committee, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 14, 190i8. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Hotel Kaiserhof 
(re-referred October 26, 1908), Sadie C. 
Rieser (referred June 22d, 1908), F. G. 
Dahlgren and Axel F. Johnson (referred 
October 5th, 1908), John Hammond, 
Mrs. W. J. Harahan and Mrs. James R. 
Youngblood, and Burton Hanson (re- 
ferred October 26, 1908) for rebates of 
water taxes, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in favor of the following named persons 
in the amounts "set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims for re- 
bates of water taxes paid on properties 



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REPOUTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 14, 1908. 



indicated, and the Comptroller is ordered 

to pay the same from the Water Fund : 

Hotel Kaiserhof, 262-272 South 
Clark street $57.22 

Mrs. Sadie C. Rieser, 6607 Stew- 
art avenue 2.9® 

F. G. Dahlgren, 401-9 Normal 

Parkway 31.00 

AxelF. Johnson, 5636 SthavenUe.- 21.25 

John Hammond, 9620. Hoyne 

avenue . . 4.75 

Mrs. W. J. Harahan, 5200 Wash- 
ington avenue (to be refunded 
on duplicate receipts) 7.87 

Mrs. James R. Youngblood, 7710 
Normal avenue 2.55 

Burton Hansom, 4637 Greenwood 

avenue 30.60 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was re- 
ferred claim of James J. Krippnen for 
damage to fence (referred July 13th, 
1908), and A. 0. Christiansen for re- 
fund of street opening permit fee (re- 
ferred October 5th, 1908), (adverse rec- 
ommendations of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, attached) ; George D. 
Baker for refund of fine (referred Octo- 
ber 19th, 1908), Lake Sand Company 
for damage to vessel and A. Mackie for 
loss of horse (referred November 16th, 
1908), (adverse opinions of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, attached) ; Carl Mozer (re- 
ferred April 13th, 1908), G. W. Ludden 
(referred July 13th, 1908), Charles An- 
derson (referred November 4th, 1907), 
Edward McNicihols (deferred January 
13th, 1908), P. D. Fitzgerald (referred 
February 3d, 1908), William W. White 
(referred June 22d, 1908), and Patrick 
McGee (referred July 13th, 1908) for 
compensation for personal injuries (ad- 
verse recommendation of a sub-commit- 
tee, attached); Peter Reid . for rebate 
of water tax (referred October 19th, 
1908), (adverse recommendation of a 



sub-committee, attached) ; John' Reilly 
for wages (referred October 19th, 1908), 
(adverse recommendations of the Com- 
missioner of Health and a sub-committee, 
attached ) , submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion submitted the following report: 
Chicago, December 14, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assemiled: 

Your Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation, toi whom was referred an ordi- 
nance granting the Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railway Company exten- 
sions of franchises to October 1, 1944, 
with other grants (referred October 19, 
1908, page 1485), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report: 

The ordinance in question involves 
many important concessions by the City 
to the company among which are the 
following: An extension of its grant 
for a period of fourteen years for the 
major portion of its line and for a pe- 
riod of one year for another part of its 
line; the renewal of the company's ex- 
pired right to build the Humboldt ex- 
tension, extending the time to December 
31, 1910; the granting of the privilege to 
carry express matter, etc., over all of its 
lines; the privilege to place advertise- 
ments on its station platforms; the right 
to abolish certain stations and to abolish 
or relocate other stations; to relieve the 
company of its obligation to run all of 
its trains eastward over Lake street east 
of the river; to strike out certain im- 
portant service regulations contained in 
its town of Cicero ordinance; and to 
allow it to maintain a headroom of six- 
teen feet instead of twenty feet, as now 



December 14, 1908. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



205^ 



required, under certain steam railroad 
crossings. 

In return' for these important consid- 
erations the company proposes to elevate 
its tracks west of 52d avenue, a condi- 
tion which the public is already entitled 
to, a reasonable protection ta life, limb 
and property. Under the form of ordi- 
nance as presented to the committee the 
company could take advantage of the ad- 
ditional privileges granted by the City in' 
the proposed ordinance and yet fail to 
carry out the provision for the elevation 
of its tracks. 

In the opinion of your committee many 
of the concessions asked by the com- 
pany raise grave questions of public 
policy and ought not to be considered 
until the question of the elevation of the 
company's tracks has been fully deter- 
mined and such elevation arranged for 
and accepted by the company. 

It is therefore the recommendation of 
the committee that the matter of the 
elevation of the company's tracks west 
of 52d avenue be referred to the Track 
Elevation Department with the recom- 
mendation that that Department prepare 
and present a mandatory ordinance for 
the elevation of such tracks and that 
the further consideration of the other 
questions involved in the pending ordi- 
nance be deferred until the track eleva- 
tion question is finally settled. 

We return herewith the ordinance re- 
ferred to. 

Very respectfully, 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman of Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
report, and to place the ordinance on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 
The Committee on Judiciary submitted 
the following report: 



Chicago, December 8, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (April 27, 1908, page 126) 
an ordinance amending Section 194 of 
the Revised Municipal Code in re mining 
brokers, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the ordinance be referred 
to the Committee on State Legislation. 
Respectfully submitted, 

William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion' prevailed. 
also. 

The same committee to whom was re- 
ferred (November 27, 1908, page 1840), 
a communication from the Young Peo- 
ple's Christian Temperance Union re- 
questing the establishing of a curfew 
law, and an ordinance (referred Novem- 
ber 30, 1908, page 1930), relating to the 
distribution of advertisements, hand 
bills, circulars, etc. (amending Section 
1488 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905), submitted reports 
recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the 
reports. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was recom- 
mitted (October 5, 1908, page 1481) an 
ordinance granting permission and au- 
thority to the Commonwealth Edison 
Company to operate and maintain a 
certain railroad switch track along and 
across Quarry street, and two certain 
spur tracks connecting with same, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the pas- 



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December 14, 1908. 



sage of the ordinance as amended by the 
Committee on Compensation, with com- 
pensation as fixed by the said committee. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the report. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance as recom- 
mended therein. 

The motiom prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance Avas passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MdCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, F'oell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

lS[ays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Commonwealth 
Edison Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to operate and main- 
tain as now constructed a single railroad 
switch track connecting with the tracks 
of the Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 
pany east of Quarry street; thence run- 
ning on a compound curve in a north- 
westerly direction along and across 
Quarry street into the premises of the 
said Commonwealth Edison Company, 
situated at the northwest corner of 
Quarry and Twenty-fifth streets. Per- 
mission and authority are also granted 
to operate and maintain as now con- 
structed two (2) spurs connecting with 
the above switch track in Quarry street 



at about the center line of Twenty- 
fifth street; thence running on a curve 
into aforementioned premises of said 
Commonwealth Edison Company, all as 
shown in red upon the blue print at- 
tached hereto, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance 
shall' at any time before the expiration 
thereof be subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal, and in case of repeal all 
privileges hereby granted shall cease and 
determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portions of said street as are occu- 
pied by said switch track in good condi- 
tion and repair, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights 
and privileges herein granted, by ex- 
piration of time or otherwise, said 
grantee shall remove said switch track 
and all the appurtenances thereto, and 
shall forthwith restore said street occu- 
pied by said switch track to a condition 
similar to the remaining portions of the 
street in the same block to the satisfac- 
tion of the Cornmissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 4. The operation and mainte- 
nance of the switch track herein provided 
for shall be subject to all the existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago in force 
or which may hereafter be in force relat- 
ing to the use and operation of switch 
tracks and railway tracks. The opera- 
tion and maintenance of said switch track 
shall also be under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted said Common- 
wealth Edison Company shall pay to the 



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2057 



City of Chicago the sum of two hundred 
forty-two and fifty one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($242.50) per annum, each and every 
year during the life of this ordinance, 
the first payment to he made as of the 
date of November 27, 1907, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance become null and void if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted the said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, expense, cost 
or liability of any kind whatsoever that 
may be suffered by it, the said City of 
. Chicago, or which may accrue against, 
be charged to or recovered from said City 
of Chicago, for or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance, 
or for or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the said gran- 
tee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein given, and conditioned to comply 
with all the terms and conditions of this 
ordinance. The said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided said 
grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond herein- 



above provided for within thirty (30) 
days after the passage hereof. 



The same committee, to whom was re- 
ferred (November 16, 1908, page 1821) 
an ordinance providing for the vacation 
of an alley in the block bounded by 57th 
street, La Salle street, Garfield boule- 
vard and the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company (Fred Gross- 
man's Subdivision, School Trustees' Sub- 
division, Section 16-38-14), submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an' 
accompanying substitute ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the report. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the substitute ordinance 
recommended therein. 

The motion prevailed, and the substi- 
tute ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Prin^le, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MeCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dover, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, F'oell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
ISfays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained ty the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all that part of the 
north and south sixteen (16) foot alley 
lying west and adjoining the west line 
of Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail- 
road right-of-way and east of the 



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December 14, 1908. 



east line of north eight and seventeen- 
hundredths (8.17) feet of Lot thirty- 
three (33), all of Lots thirty-four (34), 
thirty- five (35) and thirty-six (36), in 
subdivision of Lot four (4), Grossman's 
Subdivision of part of Lots three (3) 
and four (4), School Trustees' Subdivi- 
sion of Section sixteen (16) ; also Lots 
sixty-one (61) to seventy-ione (71), in- 
clusive, and south nine (9) feet, more 
or less, of Lot seventy-two ( 72 ) , in Fred 
Grossman's Subdivision of sub-Lots two 
(2) and three (3), in subdivision of 
part of Lots three (3) and four (4), in 
School Trustees' Subdivision of Section 
sixteen (16), all in Township thirty- 
eight (38) North, Eange fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
said part of said alley to be vacated be- 
ing further described as the south three 
hundred sixty-five and seventeen one- 
hundredths (365.17) feet, more or less, 
of the north and south public alley in 
the block between Garfield boulevard, 
Fifty-seventh street, La Salle street and 
the westerly line of the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railroad, as colored 
in red and indicated by the words ''To be 
vacated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within thirty (30) days after 
the passage of this ordinance Ward- 
Crosby Company, a corporation, shall 
dedicate to the public and open up for 
public use as an alley the north sixteen 
(16) feet of Lot seventy-two (72), in 
Fred Grossman's Subdivision of sub-Lots 
two (2) and three (3), in subdivision of 
part of Lots three (3) and four (4), in 
School Trustees' Subdivision of Sec- 
tion sixteen (16), Township thirty-eight 
(38) North, Range fourteen (14), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, as col- 
ored in yellow and indicated by the 
words "To be dedicated" upon the afore- 
mentioned plat hereto attached arid made 



a part hereof, and further shall within 
thirty (30) days after the passage hereof 
deposit with the City of Chicago a sum 
sufficient in the judgment of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to defray all 
costs and expense of constructing the 
sidewalk and curb across the entrance 
to the alley herein vacated, and also 
to cover cost of constructing curb and 
return into the alley herein dedicated 
similar to the sidewalk, curbing and 
paving in La Salle street, between 55th 
street and 57th street, and shall further 
within thirty (30) days after the pas- 
sage, of this ordinance pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of twelve hundred 
seventeen and eighty-four one-hundredths 
($1,217.84) dollars towards a fund for 
the payment and satisfaction of any 
and all claims for damages which may be 
caused by the vacation of said part of 
said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force subject to the pro- 
visions of Section 2 hereof, provided that 
within thirty (30) days after the pas- 
sage of the same W^ard- Crosby Company, 
a corporation, shall file in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordi- 
nance, together with a plat properly 
executed and acknowledged, showing the 
vacation and dedication herein provided 
for. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (November 9th, 1908, page 1736) 
ordinance vacating alley in Centre Ave- 
nue Addition^ northwest quarter, 17-38- 
14, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 



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the passage of the ordinance with com- 
pensation as fixed by the Committee on 
Compensation : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
north and south sixteen (16) foot public 
alley east of and adjoining the east line 
of Lots forty-five (45) and forty-six 
(46), and west of and adjoining the west 
line of Lots one hundred fifteen (115) 
and one hundred sixteen (116), Centre 
avenue addition in northwest quarter 
(N. W. 14) of Section seventeen (17), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian, said part of said alley 
being further described as the north 
fifty (50) feet more or less of the north 
and south public alley lying between 
the south line of the right of way of the 
Englewood Connecting Railway and the 
north line of the first east and west 
public alley north of West 59th street 
and in the block bounded by West 58th 
street, West 59th street, Loomis street 
and South Ada street, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "To be va- 
cated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
.which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within thirty (30) days af- 
ter the passage of this ordinance, the 
Chicago Contractors' Supply Company 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum 
of one hundred twenty-eight ($128.00) 
dollars, towards a fund for the payment 
and satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages, which may arise by the 
vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided the said Chi- 
cago Contractors' Supply Company shall 
within thirty (30) days of passage here- 



of file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. J. Dixon, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 

The 'Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Egan, deferred and ordered published: 
Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred 
(October 5th, 1908, page 1467) ordinance 
granting H. P. Nelson Co. switch track, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to H. P. Nelson; Company, 
a corporation, its successors and assigns, 
to construct and maintain a single rail- 
road switch track connecting with the 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railroad, the factory of the said 
H. P. Nelson Co., located on Lots 22 to 
35 and 46 to 63 in Block one (1) in N. 
T. Wright's Subdivision of Lot 4 in the 
Superior Court Partition of the east 
one-half of Section two. Township 39 
North, Range 13, East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian (except those portions 
thereof occupied by the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul R. R.), said switch 
track connecting with the tracks of the 
C. M. & St. P. R. R. upon land owned 
by said railroad company situate south 
of its right of way and immediately west 



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December 14, 1908. 



of and adjoining Sawyer avenue, thence 
running in a southeasterly direction par- 
allel to and immediately adjoining the 
right of way of said railroad company 
for a distance of 66 feet, m.ore or less, 
across Sawyer avenue, and into the prop- 
erty owned by the said H. P. Nelson 
Co., as shown in red upon the blue print 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. The rights 
and privileges hereby granted may be 
revoked and terminated at any time by 
the Mayor in his discretion. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Sawyer avenue as is oc- 
cupied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Pliblic 
Works. At the termination of the rights 
and privileges herein granted by expira- 
tion of time or otherwise, the said gran- 
tee shall forthwith restore the portion 
of Sawyer avenue occupied by said switch 
track to a condition similar to the re- 
maining portion of that street in the 
same block, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. If the said grantee shall fail 
to restore said street at the termination 
of said privileges, then the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works shall cause said 
street to be restored to a condition sim- 
ilar to the conditon of the remaining por- 
tiori of the street in that block, and the 
cost and expense of doing such work shall 
be paid by said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 



ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation' of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks; and 
the constrviction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. No work shall be done in 
and about the construction of the work 
herein authorized until a permit au- 
thorizing the beginning of such work 
shall first have been issued by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago. 

Si^CTiON 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of seventy-two and fifty one-ihun- 
dredths dollars ($72,50) per annum in 
advance each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges here- 
in granted shall terminate and this or- 
dinance become null and void if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted the said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
Sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all and sin- 
gular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless 
the City of Chicago from any and all 
loss, damage, expense, cost or liability of 
any kind whatsoever, that may be suf- 
fered by it, the said City of Chicago, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city for or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
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account of any act or thing done by the 
said grantee herein by virtue of the au- 
thority herein given, and conditioned to 
comply Avith all the terms and conditions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept ill force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
■be in full force, then the privileges here- 
in granted shall thereupon cease. 



Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in' force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned be filed 
within thirty (30) days from the passage 
hereof. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 

The select Committee on Track Elevation submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Lipps, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your select Committee on Track Elevation, to whom was referred (October 
19, 1908, page 1485) an ordinance providing for the elevation of the Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company's roadbed and tracks from North 52d avenue 
to Austin avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the accompanying substitute mandatory ordinance for passage : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That this Council deems it necessary for the public safety, the 
preservation of human life and the welfare of the city that the work hereinafter 
specified be done as hereinafter provided. 

Section 2. That the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company 
shall at its sole expense elevate, and it is hereby ordered, directed and required 
to elevate, all of the plane of its roadbed and tracks, switches and connections 
within the limits of the City of Chicago not already elevated, in the manner and 
upon the conditions hereinafter specified, that is to say: 

. Paragraph 1. The Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company shall 
commence the elevation of its roadbed and tracks about five hundred and thirty 
(530) feet west of the east line of North "Fifty-second avenue at an elevation of about 
45.7 feet above city datum. From said initial point the proposed elevated roadbed 
and tracks of said company shall continue in a westerly direction on a level grade 
for a distance of about eight hundred and sixty-one (861 ) feet to a point about on the 
center line of Willow avenue where an elevation of not less than 45.7 feet above 
city datum shall be maintained ; thence said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 
continue in a westerly direction on an ascending gradient of about 0.82 per cen- 
tum for a distance of about six hundred and ninety-nine (699) feet to a point 
about one hundred (100) feet east of^the center line of Pine avenue where an ele- 
vation of not less than 51.4 feet above city datum shall be attained; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue in a westerly direction on an ascend- 
ing gradient of about 0.2 per centum for a distance of about five hundred and 
fifty-two (552) feet to a point about fifty (50) feet east of the center line of Cen- 
tral avenue where an elevation of not less than 52.5 feet above city datum shall 



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be attained; thence said elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue in a westerly 
direction on a level grade for a distance of about two thousand seven hundred and ||| ti 
eleven (2,711) feet to the center line of Austin avenue where the same elevation Iff 
of 52.5 feet above city datum shall be maintained. jj If 

Paragraph 2. The Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company is 
hereby authorized to make such changes in the position and alignment of its main 
tracks and switch connections as may be rendered necessary by the performance of 
the work required to be performed by it under the terms of this ordinance upon 
obtaining from the Commissioner of Public Works a permit s,oi to do; and said 
company is hereby authorized and required to construct elevated embankments the 
full width of the right of way occupied by it, and may construct, maintain and 
operate thereon two tracks for the transaction of its business over all intervening 
streets, avenues and alleys. 

Paragraph 3. All elevations of the railroad tracks mentioned in this ordinance 
shall refer to the top of the rail. 

Section 3. That the embankment on which said elevated roadbed shall be 
constructed within the aforesaid limits shall be composed of any material which 
is of a permanent character and sufficiently substantial to bear the loads to be 
imposed upon it. 

The side slopes and lateral dimensions of said embankment will be fixed and 
determined by the natural angle of repose of the materials of which said embank- 
ment may be constructed, but whenever it may become necessary for the purpose 
of keeping said embankment entirely within the lines of the right of way occupied 
by said company, such portions of said embankment at all such points shall be 
kept within said right of way lines by, or they shall be confined between, retain- 
ing walls of stone, concrete or brick masonry; provided, however, that whenever 
said retaining walls are not of sufficient height to properly protect said right of 
way and to prevent trespassing thereon, then said retaining walls as aforesaid, 
shall be surmounted with a suitable fence or railing, but whenever said retaining 
walls are not used a^ all the right of way of said company shall be fenced in or 
otherwise properly enclosed in compliance wfdi the present ordinances of the City 
of Chicago relating to the fencing of railroad tracks. 

Section 4. That the said elevated tracks shall be carried across all intersecting 
streets and avenues which by the terms of this ordinance are to be provided with 
subways, on suitable bridges of one, two, three or four spans, whose superstructure-, 
shall consist of iron, steel, or reinforced concrete, or a combination of the same, 
with some suitable device provided, which will prevent storm water, dirt, oil and 
other substances from dropping from such elevated structure upon the subway be- 
neath. The said bridges shall be supported upon abutments of concrete or stone 
masonry, or on abutments and rows of iron, steel or reinforced concrete columns, 
braced together laterally and erected on and anchored to masonry foundations con- 
structed within the lines of the right of way occupied by the company, and in the 
center and curb lines of the intersecting avenues and streets, as provided in the 
schedule of subways herein contained. 

Section 5: Paragraph 1. That subways shall be constructed beneath the 
tracks of the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad C'omp.any where said tracks 
are intersected and crossed by North Fifty-third avenue. Willow avenue, Pine 
avenue. Central avenue, Park avenue. Waller avenue, Ptairie avenue, Franklin 
avenue and Austin avenue. 



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Paragraph 2. The subways above mentioned in Paragraph 1 in North Fifty- 
third avenue, Willow avenue, Pine avenue, Qentral avenue, Park avenue, Waller 
avenue, Prairie avenue, Franklin avenue and Austin avenue shall be constructed 
by the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company except in so far as the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company is required to construct the same 
under an ordinance passed by the City Council of the City of Chicago on January 
29, A. D. 1906, and published on pages 2441 to 2457, both inclusive, of the official 
records of the Council Proceedings of the City of Chicago for the year 1905-06, and 
amended Marc/h 30, 1908, which amendment is published on pages 4805-06 of the 
official records of the Council Proceedings of the City of Chicago for the year 
1907-0'8, and further amended June 8, 1908, which amendment is published on pages 
555 to 557, both inclusive, of the official records of the Council Proceedings of the 
City of Chicago for the year 1908-9, and as further amended November 23d, 1908, 
^hieh amendment is published on pages 1878 and 1879 of the official records 'of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of Chicago for the year 1908-1909. The said Chicago 
and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company shall construct all portions of said sub- 
ways lying south of the south right of way line of the Chicago and Northwestern' 
Railway Company and the south approaches thereto. 

Section 5a. That the several subways hereinbefore referred to in Section 5 
of this ordinance shall be constructed below the elevation at which said tracks 
are to be placed and shall as to their size and dimensions, locations and other de- 
tails be in accordance with the following schedule: 

Subway in North Fifty-third Avenue, (Street, 66 Feet Wide). Under the Chicago 
and Oak Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way). 

The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 30.0 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the south curb line of Lake street, on the 
east in Lake street to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb line of sub- 
way and on the west in Lake street to a point twenty (20) feet west of the west 
curb line of subway. From this level the approaches shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the present surface of 
North Fifty-third avenue and Lake street. 

Width between walls of subway, 130 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadway in Lake street shall be at least 40.0 feet. 

Width of sidewalk on the south side of Lake street shall be 8.0 feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks in North Fifty-third avenue south of the 
south curb line of Lake street shall be the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and mside thereof and one line of posts in the center of the roadway to support 

Clear head-room, 12.0 feet. 



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Subway in Willow Avenue, (Street, 76,5 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and Oak | " 
Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). ' 

p 
The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the : 

floor of the subway not less than 31.2 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the south curb line of Lake street, on the east 
in Lake street to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb line of subway 
and on the west in Lake street to a point twenty (20) feet west of the west 
curb line of subway. From this level the approaches shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the present surface of Wil- 
low avenue and Lake street. 

Width between walls of subway, 130 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadway in Lake street shall be 40.0 feet. 

Width of sidewalk on the south side of Lake street shall be 8.0 feet. 

Width of roadway, and sidewalks in Willow avenue south of the south curb 
line of Lake street shall be the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and inside thereof and one line of posts in the eenter of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head-room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Pine Avenue, (Street, 80.0 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). 
The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 35.4 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the south curb line of Lake street produced 
across Pine avenue, on the east in Lake street to a point twenty (20) feet east 
of the east curb line of subway and on the west in South boulevard to a point 
twenty (20) feet west of the west curb line of subway. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surface of Pine avenue, Lake street and South boulevard. 
Width between walls of subway, 130 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadway in Lake street shall be 40.0 feet to the east of Pine avenue, 
and in South boulevard to the west of Pine avenue the same as it now exists. 

Width of sidewalk on the south side of Lake street shall be 8.0 feet to thej 
east of Pine avenue, and in South boulevard the same as it now exists to thej 
west of Pine avenue. 

Width of roadway, and sidewalks in Pine avenue to the south of the south, 
curb line of Lake street, produced across Pine avenue, shall be the same as theyj 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 



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foot above the level of the same. Two lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and inside thereof to support girders, with the exception that no posts may be 
placed in the east curb line south of a point distant fifty -seven and one-half 
(57.5) feet north of the south line of South boulevard and Lake street. 
Clear head -room, 13,5 feet. 



Subway in Central Avenue, (Street, 80.0 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). 

The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 38.0 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend lOn the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the south curb line of South boulevard, on 
the east in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb line 
of subway, and on the west in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet west 
of the west curb line of subway. From this level the approaches shall extend on 
a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the present surface 
of Central avenue and South boulevard. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and inside thereof and one line of posts in the center of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head-room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Park Avenue, (Street, 80.0 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). 

The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 38.0 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Qhicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the south curb line of South boulevard, on the 
east in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb line of 
subway, and on the west in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet west 
of the west curb line of subway. From this level the approaches shall extend on 
a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in lOO feet to a 'conriection with the present sur- 
face of Park avenue and South boulevard. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 



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and inside tliereof and one line of posts in the center of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head-room, 12.0 feet. ' 



Subway in Waller Avenue, (Street, 80.0 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Eailroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). 

The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 38.0 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the south curb line of South boulevard, on the 
east in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb line of sub- 
way, and on the west in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet west of the 
west curb line of subway. From this level the approaches shall extend on a grade 
of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the present surface of 
Waller avenue and South boulevard. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. TWo lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and inside thereof and one line of posts in the center of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head-room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Prairie Avenue, (Street, 80.0 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). 

The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 38.0 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Qompany, on the south to the south curb line of South boulevard, on 
the east in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb 
line of subway, and on the west in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet 
west of the west curb line of subway. From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of Prairie avenue and South boulevard. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 



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and inside thereof and one line of posts in the center of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head-room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Franklin Avenue, (Street, 80.0 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and 

Oak Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). 
• The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 38.0 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the. south curb line of South boulevard, on 
the east in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb 
line of subway, and on the west in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet 
west of the west ^iiirb line of subway. From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the pres- 
ent surface of Franklin avenue and South boulevard. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

With of roadway, 46 feet in subway. ■ 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks outside of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and inside thereof and one line of posts in the center of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head-room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Austin Avenue (Street, 80.0 Feet Wide), Under the Chicago and Oak 

Park Elevated Railroad (and the Chicago and Northwestern Railway). 

The depression of the street shall be sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 38.0 feet above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north to the south right-of-way line of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, on the south to the south curb line of South boulevard, on the 
east in South boulevard to a point twenty (20) feet east of the east curb line 
of subway, and on the west to the (center line of Austin avenue. From this level 
the approaches shall extend On a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 
connection with the present surface of Austin avenue and South boulevard. 

Distance from center line of street to the east wall of subway, 33.0 feet. 

Width of the east roadway, 23.0 feet in subway. 

Width of the east sidewalk, 10.0 feet in subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of the east sidewalk shall be uniform with the roadway and 
about one foot above the level of the same. A line of posts may be placed in the 
east curb line and inside thereof to support girders, and if the Village Board of 
the Village of Oak Park will consent, a line of posts may be placed in the center 
of the roadway to support girders. In the event, however, said Village Board of 



2O0g, REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 14, 1908. 

Oak Park refuses to grant consent to the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad 
to place a line of posts in the center line of the street, said center line of posts 
shall be placed parallel with said center line of street and distant not more than 
three (3.0) feet east thereof measured at right angles. 
Clear headroom, 12.0 feet. 



Section 5b. That the grade of all platted streets and alleys that intersect the 
approaches to subways, as described in Section 5a of this ordinance, shall be de- 
pressed so as to conform to the grade of the approaches into said subways and 
shall in all respects be considered a portion of said approaches. 

Section 5c. That in the several subways provided for in this ordinance ver- 
tical curves shall be constructed where the ends of the approaches to said sub- 
ways connect at the top with the present grades of the streets and at the bottom 
with the level grades of the subway floors specified hereinbefore in Section 5a of 
this ordinance. At the head of each arid every approach the vertical curve shall 
extend not less than twenty (20) feet each side of the intersection between the 
.rade of the approach and the level grade of the present street. At the foot of 
^ach and every approach the vertical curve shall extend not less than twenty 
(20) feet each side of the intersection between the grade of the approach and the 
level grade of the floor of the subway. 

Section 6 Paragraph 1. That all such excavations shall be made iri the 
streets as may be required for the depression of such subways and the approaches 
thereto But the depressed portions of the streets shall be restored to serviceable 
condition for the use of the public as soon as practicable, and all water pipes, con- 
duits sewers and other similar substructures belonging to the city that may be dis- 
turbed by such excavations or required to be moved or deflected from the position 
in which they are found shall be replaced or suitable expedients and arrange- 
ments shall be devised and provided to restore them as fully as may be to their 
former state of usefulness, but the gradients of the sewers shall not be reduced m 
any event All such work shall be done by tU railroad company as indicated m 
Section 5a and at its sole expense and under the immediate supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the- City of Chicago: 

Paragraph 2. All overhead wires, poles or cables crossing the proposed ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks of the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany with the exception of wires belonging to the City of Chicago, shall be dis- 
posed of at the sole expense of the person, companies or corporations owning 
-them in the following manner: 

Said Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company shall give reasonable 
notice in writing, to the owner or owners of any wire or wires crossing the pro- 
posed ' elevated roadbed as aforesaid, to remove or change the location of said 
wires as hereinafter provided; and in case of the inability of said Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company to ascertain the owner or owners of any one 
or more of said wires, it shall notify the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, in writing, of the character and location of the wires the owner- 
ship of which it is unable to ascertain, and the Commissioner of Public Works 
shall thereupon in turn cause said notice to be served on such owner or owners 
of said wires, and in case said Commissioner of Public Works shall be unable to 
ascertain the owership of the wires designated in said notice served by the Chi- 
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said wires in a manner not to interfere with the work of said Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad Company. 

Promptly after the receipt of any notice as aforesaid from said Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company or said Commissioner of Public Works, the 
owner or owners of said wires shall place them and the poles carrying the same, 
temporarily, in such a position as to insure proper and safe clearance from the 
construction' work and equipment of the railroad company and to so continue them in 
such temporary condition until such time as the construction work of the rail- 
road company has reached such a stage that the wires can be run underneath the 
roadbed and tracks of said railroad company in conduits, the necessary consents 
being properly secured, or to pass them through subways provided for in this or- 
dinance. In the event that it is contemplated by the person or persons, "corpora- 
tion or corporations owning the wires in complying with the provisions of this 
paragraph, to pass said wires through the subways in conduits, said conduits shall 
be entirely completed, including all necessary man -holes, prior to the time the 
said railroad company begins the work of paving the subways and approaches. In 
the event, however, that the person or persons, corporation or corporations own- 
ing the wires aforesaid, in complying with the provisions of this paragraph, elect 
to string said wires on the under side of the bridge structures supporting the 
tracks of the railroad company, the said wires shall be strung in a manner to be 
agreed upon between said owner or owners and said railroad company; and in 
case said owner or owners and said railroad company shall in any instance fail 
to agree in that particular, said wires shall be strung on the under side of the 
bridge structure supporting the tracks of said railroad company in such manner 
as the Commissioner of Ptiblic Works of the City of Chicago shall direct; Pro- 
vided, however, that in no case shall more than two trolley wires be strung in 
any subway through which street railways pass. 

All overhead wires belonging^ to the City of Chicago which cross the proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the railroad company mentioned in this ordinance 
shall be disposed of in one of the manners hereinbefore provided, as the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works may direct; but at the sole expense of the company whose 
tracks said wires may cross. 

Section 7. That the grades of all the streets and avenues in which any sub- 
ways and approaches are to be built in accordance with the provisions of this or- 
dinance shall be and the same are hereby changed so as to conform to the grades 
of such subways and approaches as they shall be depressed pursuant to the pro- 
visions of this ordinance. 

Section 8: Paragraph 1. That provision shall be made for the drainage of 
the several depressed subways provided for in this ordinance by the construction 
of receiving basins properly located in or immediately adjacent to said subways, 
which said receiving basins shall be connected with and discharge their contents 
into the adjacent city sewers. 

Adequate provision shall be made at each of the subways provided for in 
this ordinance to prevent storm water from flowing over the copings and around 
the eads of abutments upon the sidewalks. 

Paragraph 2. Any sewers or water mains lying below the surface of such 
streets as are not provided with subways under the terms of this ordinance 
shall be adequately protected by said company at all places where said sewers 
■or water mains pass under the tracks of said company, by constructing over them 



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arches of brick or concrete sufficiently strong to bear the loads of the proposed 
superimposed embankment and said protecting arches shall be constructed ac- 
cording to approved engineering methods. 

Section 9: Paragraph 1. That the subways and the approaches thereto shall 
be constructed by said company in each of said streets and avenues aforesaid, so 
as to conform to the following structural requirement, namely: The roadways 
shall be paved with a single course of vitrified brick of standard quality laid at 
right angles with the curb lines and set upon a solid foundation of Portland ce- 
ment concrete not less than six (6) inches thick or deep when solidly tamped m 
place and otherwise finished and properly crowned ready for the brick wearmg 
surface between which and the concrete there shall be interposed a layer of 
screened sand not less than one-half inch thick. The curbs and sidewalks m sub^ 
ways and on the approaches thereto shall be constructed with Portland cement 
concrete in each of said streets and avenues aforesaid, of standard quality and 
workmanship and with the roadway paving shall be made, finished and put m 
permanent place so as to make a finished piece of work as regards pavmg, curb- 
ing and sidewalks, fully adapted and adequate to the uses to which they are to 
be devoted. 

Paragraph 2. Said companv is not required to restore any part of the pav- 
ing of approaches or subways which will be the duty of any street railway company, or 
companies, or other corporation to restore under existing laws or ordinances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company shall pave the entire length and width of the 
roadway in such portions of the subways and approaches as are required to be 
constructed by said company, except that such company shall not be required to 
pave any part of the subways to be occupied by or adjacent to street railway 
tracks, which by reason of existing laws and ordinances it will be the duty of any 
street railway company or other corporation to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway company or companies occupying any of 
the streets in the City of Chicago crossed by said proposed elevated roadbed^and 
tracks of said company shall, when and as the grade of such street shall be 
changed, as in this ordinance provided, at its own expense, and without charge or 
expense to any other person or corporation conform the grade of its track or 
tracks to the change of grade of said streets as herein provided. Nothing m this 
ordinance contained shall operate or be held to relieve any such street railway 
company or companies from any liability now existing, however created, to ex- 
cavate or pave or bear the expense of excavating or paving the subways and ap- 
proaches between, or on the outside bf, the rails of its tracks. 

Section 10. That nothing in this ordinance named or contained shall be. so 
construed as to prevent said railroad company from locating and constructing 
station buildings, with all necessary waiting rooms and ticket offices or other 
buildin-s entirely within the lines limiting and bounding the right-of-way of said 
railroad company, and for the further purpose of constructing and maintaining 
within s.id lines stairways and approaches leading to and from said statio-i build- 
in.r, to the elevated platform and tracks above the same for the accommodation 
and convenience of the passenger traffic of said company, or for any other pur- 
pose in connection with the efficient maintenance and operation of the Ime. 

SteCTiON 11. That permission and authority are hereby given to said rail- 
road comr.any whenever the same shall be necessary in the prosecution of the 
work it is herein authorized or required to perform, to obstruct temporarily any 



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public street, avenue or alley to such extent and for such length of time u.s may 
be approved by the Commissioner of Public Works; and it is also hereby author- 
ized ^^henever the same shall become necessary to erect and maintain temporary 
structures and false work in any of said streets and avenues during the construc- 
tion of its said elevated railroad, subject to the like approval of said Commissionp.r 
of Public Works. 

Section 12. That when tjie said railroad company shall have elevai.(id its 
roadbed and tracks in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance so that 
the same shall be ready for use, then and thereupon all provisions of the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago relating to the speed of railway trains, the icng-.h 
of trains, the number of ears to constitute a train, and the maintenance of gates. 
flagmen, watchmen, signals and signal towers, and the ringing of bells shall ^cease 
to be applicable to said railroad, provided, however, this ordinance is not to b*^. 
construed as a waiver or surrender by the City of Chicago of any of its police 
powers or of the right at any time hereafter to pass necessary and reasoaabJe 
police ordinances in relation to the matters last above mentioned. 

Said Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company is hereby required 
to light the subways constructed in accordance with this ordinance in the man- 
ner prescribed by the ordinances of the City of Chicago now in force or hereafter 
to be passed concerning the lighting by railway and railroad companies of the 
portion of their roadbeds and tracks at street crossings. 

Section 13. That the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company is 
hereby ordered and required to construct and maintain upon its right-of-way 
within the City of Chicago stations on its proposed elevated roadbed at Willow 
avenue, Central avenue (with exit at Park avenue), Ptairie avenue and Austin 
avenue, and to construct and maintain therefor adequate platforms, waiting rooms 
stairs, stairways, landing places, appliances and appurtenances for the ingress 
and egress of its passengers and shall construct and maintain said appliances in 
good working order and condition. 

Section 14. That if it should be found that the right-of-way now used by 
the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company is not of sufficient width 
to permit of the proper construction of the elevation provided for in this ordi- 
nance, upon which said company is to lay its tracks, the City Cbuncil of the City 
of Chicago will grant to said company the right to use so much of Lake street and 
South boulevard outside of the portion of said street now used by it as to enable 
it to properly comply with the terms of this ordinance. 

Section 15: Paragraph 1. That if.it should be found that the character of 
any material essential to a proper compliance with the terms of this ordinance is 
not described with particularity, said company may use any first class material 
that IS adequate to the purpose to which it is to be applied. 

Paragraph 2. In case this ordinance does not specify with certainty a plan 
or design to be followed in performing any work, required by this ordinance to be 
done, any approved engineering plan or design may be followed; provided, how- 
ever, that it brings about the accomplishment of the elevation of all the tracks 
of the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company in the City of Chicago- 
and provided, also, that the true intent and meaning of this ordinance is thereby 
Carried into effect. "^ 

Section 16. That when the roadbed and tracks of the Chicago and Oak Park 
Elevated Railroad Company are so elevated, as in this ordinance provided, the 



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said railroad company shall have and is hereby granted the right to use what is 
known as the third rail system, which is hereby approved, for the operation of its 
road by electricity. 

Section 17. That the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company 
may remove all of its tracks and property from that portion of Lake street be- 
ginning at Fifty-second avenue on the east and extending thence westward on 
Lake street and South boulevard to the center line of Austin avenue, in lieu of 
elevating its tracks, as by this ordinance provided. 

Section 18: Paragraph 1. That the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Rail- 
road Company shall, on or before the 1st day of April, A. D. 1909, prepare and file 
with the Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago plans and specifi- 
cations in accordance with which it proposes to elevate its tracks, as by the terms 
of this ordinance provided, and if said plans and specifications are found by said 
Commissioner of Ptiblic Works to be in accordance with the terms of this ordi- 
nance, and such that if followed, the true intent and meaning of this ordinance 
will thereby be accomplished, he shall approve them, and after such approval, all 
the work outlined and included therein shall be constructed in strict conformity 
therewith; provided, however, that additional and more detailed plans and specifi- 
cations may be prepared by said company and submitted to said Commissioner, 
and if found by him to be in accordance with the terms of this ordinance, he 
shall approve them, and after such approval all the work outlined and included 
therein shall be constructed in strict conformity therewith. 

Paragraph 2. The Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company shall 
begin the physical work of elevating its tracks, as by this ordinance provided, on or 
before the 15th day of April, A. D. 1909. 

Paragraph 3. The Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Cbmpany shall, 
and it is hereby ordered, required and directed to so prosecute the work of elevating 
its tracks, as by this ordinance provided, that on or before the 31st day of De- 
cember, A. D. 1909, the following shall have been accomplished. 

First- The tracks of said company shall have been raised to such an eleva- 
tion above the present surface of the streets, and the subways sufficiently de- 
pressed, so that at least thirteen (13) feet and six (6) inches of l^ead-room shall 
have been provided under the temporary structure at Pine avenue and that twelve 
(12 0) feet of head-room shall have been provided below the temporary structures 
at the other subways mentioned in this ordinance; Provided, further, however, that 
such temporary elevations of the subway floors under the Chicago and Oak Park 
Elevated Railroad shall not differ to exceed one (LO) foot in any subway from 
the elevations of the subway floors under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way immediately adjacent on the north. 

Second: All water pipes, gas pipes, conduits, etc., shall have been lowered 
to their final position in each and every subway mentioned in this ordmance. 

Third: Temporary paving shall have been placed or heavy planking laid and 
shall thereafter be maintained adequate to carry ordinary vehicles with their cus- 
tomary loads until the permanent pavement is laid. 

Fourth- Either plank or cinder sidewalks shall have been plaxjed and shall 
thereafter be maintained adequate to permit of safe and comfortable use of the 
subways by pedestrians until the permanent sidewalks are constructed. 
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and shall thereafter be maintained until the permanent lighting facilities are in- 
stalled. 

Sixth: Catch basins shall have been provided with temporary inlets and shall 
thereafter be maintained so that the subways will be adequately drained until the 
permanent drainage system is constructed. 

The time during which said company shall be prevented by strikes, riot or 
riots, or legal proceedings shall be added to the time hereby limited for the per- 
formance of the work in this paragraph described; provided, said railroad company 
gives notice to the Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago of the institution of 
said legal proceedings. The City of Chicago shall thereupon have the right to inter- 
vene in any such suit or proceedings of which it has been notified as aforesaid, 
and move for a dissolution of such injunction or restraining order, and for any 
other proper order in such suit. 

Paragraph 4. The Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company, shall, 
and it is hereby ordered, required and directed to fully and finally complete the 
work of elevating its tracks, as by this ordinance provided, on or before the 31st 
day of December, A. D. 1910, unless prevented by strikes, or riots, or restrained 
by injunctions or other order or process of a court of competent jurisdiction. The 
time during which said company shall be prevented by strikes, riot or riots, or 
legal proceedings, as aforesaid, shall be added to the time hereby limited for the 
completion of said work; provided, said railroad company gives notice to the 
Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago of the institution of said legal pro- 
ceedings. The City of Chicago shall thereupon have the right to intervene in any 
such suit or proceedings of which it has been notified as aforesaid, and move for a 
dissolution of such injunction or restraining order, and for any other proper order in 
such suit. 

Paragraph 5. After having begun the physical work of elevating its tracks, 
as by this ordinance provided, said Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany shall prosecute said work with reasonable dispatch and without unnecessary 
delay until the completion thereof. 

Paragraph 6. The failure of the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad 
Company to comply with the requirements of any one of the foregoing five para- 
graphs of this section, as in and by said paragraphs provided, shall be deemed a 
violation of this ordinance and shall subject said company to the payment of a 
fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred 
Dollars ($200.00), and every day that said company shall fail, refuse or neglect 
to comply with any one of the foregoing paragraphs of this section shall be deemed 
as an additional violation of this ordinance and shall subject said company to a 
fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred 
Dollars ($200.00). 

Section 19: Paragraph 1. That if the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Rail- 
road Company shall fail, refuse or neglect to prepare and file with the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, plans and specifications on or before 
April 1st, A. D. 1909, as by the terms of this ordinance provided, it shall imme- 
diately cease to run, move or operate any train or trains on its tracks in Lake 
street and South boulevard between West Fifty-second avenue on the east and 
Austin avenue on the west. 

Paragraph 2. If after having prepared and filed plans and specifications with 
the Commissioner of Public Works as hereinbefore provided, the Qhicago and Oak 



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Park Elevated Railroad Company shall fail, refuse or neglect to begin the physical 
work of elevating its tracks on or before the 15th day of April, A. D. 1909,. as by 
the terms of this ordinance provided, it shall immediately cease to run, move or 
operate any train or trains on its tracks in Lake street and South boulevard between 
West Fifty-second avenue on the east and Austin avenue on the west. 

Paragraph 3. The failure, refusal or neglect of the Chicago and Oak Park 
Elevated Railroad Company to cease operating trains on its tracks in Lake street, 
as in either of the preceding two paragraphs provided, shall be deemed a violation 
of this ordinance and shall subject said company to the payment of a fine of Fifty 
Dollars ($50.00) for each violation, and each and every train that said company 
shall run, move or operate in violation of this section, shall constitute a separate 
and distinct offense. 

Section 20. That nothing in this ordinance contained shall be construed or 
regarded as a recognition by the City of Chicago of the validity of an alleged grant 
from the town of Cicero to the Cicero and Harlem Railway Company of the right 
to occupy a portion of Lake street with its tracks, of which alleged grant the 
Chicago and Oak Park Elevated R-ailroad Company claims to be the assignee and 
present holder, nor shall anything in this ordinance contained be construed or re- 
garded as a recognition by the City of Chicago of the right of said Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company to occupy any portion of Lake street or 
South boulevard except at the will of the City of Chicago. 

Section 21. That this ordinance shall be binding in all its terms, conditions 
and requirements, upon and inure to the respective lessees, successors and. assigns 
of the said Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company to the same effeet 
and with like purpose as though said lessees, successors and assigns had been 
named herein respectively. 

(Section 22. That this ordinance shall take effect from and after its pas- 
sage, approval and publication. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. F. Lipps, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 
Aid. Kenna presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
John Sexton & Co. to construct, maintain 
and use a canopy over the sidewalk in 
I'ranklin street from the building located 
on the northeast corner of Franklin and 
Lake streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
a,nd Alleys, South Division. 



Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Frank Feu- 
rie. No. 345 State street, to erect a 
barber pole at the edge of sidewalk in 
front of said premises, said barber pole 
to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works, 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



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SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Harding presented the claim of 
Chas. S. Jackson for damages /or injury 
to horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dixon' presented the claim of 
Louise S. Dewey for damages for injury 
to property caused by track elevation, 
which was 

Referred to the Oommittee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claim of 
Kolm^ Rissman and Kohn for rebate of 
compensation paid for use of bridge con- 
necting buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, gi-ading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley first southerly of 
37th street, between Ellis avenue and 
Lake avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Foreman, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
jeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dover, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



operate a certain covered passageway 
connecting buildings across the alley 
south of Archer avenue, between Lime 
street and Leo street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Richert presented the claim of S. 
Anderson for rebate of fees paid for liv- 
ery stable license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to The 
Decorators Supply Co. to maintain and 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented an order for 
an electric arc light on the east side of 
Kedzie avenue, south of the Chicago and 
Alton Railway tracks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McKenna presented orders for 
paving with asphalt Auburn avenue, from 
31st street to 38th place, and Gage street, 
from 35th street to 38th place, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Young presented an' ordinance 
granting permission and authority to A. 
Seidler to construct, maintain and use a 
canopy over the sidewalk in front of the 
building known as 799 East 47th street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of 40th street, from Grand boule- 
vard to Lake avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An' ordinance for the improvement 



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of 40th street, from Grand boulevard to 
Lake avenue/' passed July 1, 1907, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance, Docket 32237 of the 
County Court of said County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Young, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Kichert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Bleneoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, iN'olan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

"Nays — Brennan' — 1. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Langley avenue, from 42d 
street to 45th street, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of Langley avenue, from 42d street to 
45th street," passed June 22, 1908, be 
and the same is hereby repealed and that 
the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance. Docket 33431 of the 
County Court of said county, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



Which was, on motion of Aid. McCoid, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeos— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Fbell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Bleneoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That an order passed by 
this Council and shown at page 4303 of 
the Council Proceedings of March 9, 
1908, authorizing payment of $62.50 to 
Charles Giomette be and the same is 
hereby repealed and be it, further. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a vouch- 
er in favor of Charles Giomette in the 
sum of Sixty-two and Fifty One-hun- 
dredths Dollars ($62.50), same to be in 
full of all claims against the City of 
whatever kind or nature arising from 
injuries received by said Charles Gio- 
mette on May 25th, 1907, at Erie and 
Orleans streets, while in' the employ 
of the Water Pipe Extension Division, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from appropriations for the 
Water Pipe Extension Division. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Bennett, duly passed by- 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 



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nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Oolom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
N(iys — Brennan' — 1. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 

order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to transfer in the appropriations 
for the Municipal Court from Account 
19 G, Judges from other counties, to 

* 19 F, Rent, One Thousand Dollars 
($1,000.00), in accordance with the re- 
quest of the Chief Justice, dated De- 
cember 12th, 1908, attached hereto. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on: 
motion of Aid. Bennett, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Ct)nnery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Fors'berg — 63. 

2^ ays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of 
Lena M. Gilmore for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Snow presented the claim of C. A. 



Perlbaoh for refund of cost of laying 
water service pipes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Greenwood avenue, from 
60th street to 65th street (deferred Jan- 
uary 27, 1908, page 3763). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, F'oell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohoat, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to immediately serve notice upon 
the Lake Shore and Michigan South- 
ern, the Baltimore and Ohio and the 
Pennsylvania Railroads to maintain a 
watchman during both day and night, 
or to install and maintain gates which 
shall be operated during such period, at 
Avenues J, L, M, and N, Ewing ave- 
nue, 100th street, 95 th street and 
South Chicago avenue. Commercial ave- 
nue, Jeffery avenue and 93d street, 
where the tracks of the aforesaid rail- 
roads cross said streets. 

Aid. Jones presented the claim of Thos. 



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Zajicek for refund of 90 per cent, of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Jones and Moynihan presented the 
claims of W. O'Brien for rebate of water 
tax, and of H. M. Bernard for refund of 
90 per cent, of special assessment for 
water supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation_, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
with slag and granite top macadam Ave- 
nue H, from 103d street to 106th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Tliomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving with 
slag macadam Avenue O, from 10'6th 
street to 108th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 



Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitls, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Fbell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Egan and others presented a reso- 
lution for an appropriation for lighting 
subways under the tracks of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company, the 
Chicago' Terminal Transfer Company, and 
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 
Y/ay Company, from Union street to 
Robey street, inclusive, whicb was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Egan presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Joseph 
Philipson to string a banner across 
Halsted street at 12th street for a 
period of thirty days. Said banner 
shall be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. Egan presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to install 
a police patrol box at the northeast 
corner of 18th and Jefferson streets. 

Aid. Egan presented the claim of L. 
Bernstein for rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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TENTH WARD. 

'Aid. Scully presented .an order for an 

appropriation for a bridge across the Chi- 

^go River at South Centre avenue, also 

the claim of John Cochrane for refunds 

of 90 per cent, of sundry special assess- 

f ments for water supply pipes, also the 

I claim of Peter MeGinnis for salary, and 

i the claim of Albert Novy for damages 

for personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Scully and Hurt presented an 
order for opening Centre avenue south of 
the Chicago River, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a ' resolution 
directing that the Board of Local Im- 
provements award no further contracts to 
the Union Paving Company. 

: Aid. Cullerton moved to adopt the reso- 
lution. 

Aid. Pringle having objected to the 
consideration of the resolution. Aid. Cul- 
lerton moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily for the purpose to taking up 
the said resolution for immediate con- 
sideration. 

The motion' to suspend the rules pre- 
vailed. 

■ Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the 
resolution so that the last paragraph 
should read as follows: "Resolved, That 
the Commissioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby instructed to grant no fur- 
ther permits €6 the Union Paving Com- 
pany." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

. Aid. Cullerton moved to, adopt the reso- 
lution as amended. 
< The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution' as 
adopted : 

Whebeas, The Union Paving Com- 



pany entered into a contract with the 
City through its Board of Local Im- 
provements on April 13th, 1908, to pave 
with granite blocks Ashland avenue, 
2402 feet north of Archer avenue, to 
be completed November 1st, 1908, and 

Wheeeas, Said contract is still un- 
completed; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby in- 
structed to grant no further permits 
to the Union Paving Company. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was referred tO' the 
Committee on Finance : 

Resolved, That the Special Park 
Commission be and it is hereby in- 
structed to procure a suitable site for a 
playground or small park within the 
territory of Taylor street, 14th street, 
Hoyne avenue and Ashland avenue, at 
its earliest convenience, and be it fur- 
ther 

Resolved, That the Finance Commit- 
tee include in its annual Appropriation 
Bill a sum sufficient to either pur- 
chase, or lease and equip the play- 
ground so selected by said Special Park 
Commission. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution, which was referred to the se- 
lect Committee on Public Lands: 

Wheeeas, There is a universal de- 
sire on the part of a large number of 
property owners in the vicinity of 
North and South Robey street to have 
said street opened from its extreme 
northern boundary to the southern 
boundary of the City; and. 

Whereas, The Santa Fe Railroad 
Company own a tract of land lying 
between the Drainage Channel and the 
old Illinois and Michigan Canal on a 
line with said Robey street at its con- 
nection with the Drainage Channel, 
south of Blue Island avenue; and, 

Wheeeas, In the elevation of the 
Santa Fe tracks over Robey street 



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south of the old Illinois and Michigan 
canal, no subway was provided; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on 
Public Lands be and it is hereby di- 
rected to enter into negotiations with 
the officials of the Atchison, Topeka 
and Santa Fe Kailroad Company, to the 
end that said railroad company open a 
subway on E,obey street, south of the 
Illinois and Michigan canal, and also 
have a dedication by said railroad com- 
pany of a sufficient amount of land 
for the opening and extension of said 
Robey street between the southern line 
of the Drainage Channel at Robey 
street, continuing (southerHy to the 
Illinois and Michigan canal. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the claim of 
John Gorman for wages withheld for time 
lost and for payment of surgeon's fees, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Novak presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Charles 
Jirasek to erect and maintain for thir- 
ty days a cloth sign across the side- 
walk in front of premises at 813 West 
12th street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with al7 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Novak presented the claim of W. 
J. Rowan for a refund of 90 per cent, of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance^ 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Evans presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 



Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Leslie H. 
Haleston for barber pole at No. 126^ 
Van' Buren street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works, 
This privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. Evans and Fulton presented the 
claim of Mrs. Eva MoGuire for refunds 
of 90 per cent of special assessments for 
water supply pipes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Evans and Fulton presented an 
order for a cement sidewalk on the east 
side of Spaiilding avenue, from Jackson 
boulevard to Van Buren street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Fulton presented an order for a 
police patrol box on the corner of Homan 
and Colorado avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in' Scott 
place, between South Spaulding avenue 
and South Homan avenue. 

Bf unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fulton, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, MeNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKerina, Young,- McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Bgan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Rruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, j 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, j 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, I 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 



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Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Walnut 
street, from North California avenue to 
North Central Park avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Lawley, 
recommitted to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the City Comptroller, for and 
in behalf of the City of Chicago, to 
execute a lease with the University of 
Chicago. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to execute in behalf of the City 
of Chicago, with the approval of the 
Mayor, a lease of the premises situated 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, known and de- 
scribed as follows: 

Lots thirty-six and thirty-seven: in 
Charles J. Hull's subdivision of Lot six 
in Block twenty-six in the Canal Trus- 
tees' subdivision of Fractional Section 
twenty-nine, in Township thirty-nine 
North, Range fourteen, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian. 
The said premises to be occupied dur- 
ing the existence of the said lease for the 
purpose of a public park and playground ; 
that the City of Chicago pay as rent for 
said above described premises the sum of 
one dollar ($1.00) for each and every 
year, or fractional part of a year, for 



the life of said lease; that the City of 
Chicago pay during the life of said 
lease all the taxes and special assess- 
ments levied or assessed against said 
premises, except such special assessments 
and taxes as may now be a lien against 
the same. 

The said lease shall be for a term be- 
ginning September 1, 1907, and extend- 
ing to January 1, 1911; provided, how- 
ever, that the University of Chicago may, 
at its option, end and terminate said 
lease by giving sixty days' written notice 
of their intention and desire to terminate 
said lease, and that said notice may be 
served upon either the Mayor, City Comp- 
troller or the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. That the sum of three 
($3.00) dollars to be paid for rental, 
payable in advance, as herein specified, 
is hereby appropriated. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Beilfuss, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bovv^ler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, C'onnery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63, 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
order, which was, on motion', duly passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to H. W. Krue- 



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'ger to place and maintain a water 
trou'gli at 293 West Division street, and 
connect the same with the water sup- 
ply pipe in Division street, in accor- 
dance with the rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. Said 
trough shall be equipped with an auto- 
matic shut-off to prevent waste of 
water, and the said H. W. Krueger 
shall pay to the City as compensation 
for the water used such amounts as 
may be fixed by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. The privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for plastering curbv/alls, curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Holt street, from West North avenue to 
Wabansia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Koraleski, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Bichert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Beinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented the following or- 
dinance: 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 813 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended July 17^ 1908. 
Be it ordained ty the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section i813 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended July 17, 1908, be and the 
same is hereby amended so' as to read as 
follows : 

813. Fees.) There shall be collected 
by the City Collector for completed in- 
stallations, prior to the issuance of cer- 
tificate permitting the use of electric 
current, the following fees, in the fol- 
lowing manner: 

For the inspection of each of the first 
two arc lamps, one dollar; for three arc 
lamps, two dollars and eighty cents; 
for four arc lamps, three dollars and six-. 
ty cents ; for five arc lamps, four dollars 
and forty cents ; for six arc lamps, five 
dollars and ten cents; for seven are 
lamps, five dollars and eighty cents; 
for eight arc lamps, six dollars and 
fifty cents; for nine arc lamps, seven 
dollars and twenty cents; for ten arc 
lamps, seven dollars and ninety cents; 
for above ten to twenty arc lamps, 
sixty cents each; twenty arc lamps 
thirteen dollars and ninety cents; for 
above twenty to thirty are lamps, fifty 
cents each; for thirty arc lamps, eigh- 
teen dollars and ninety cents; for 
above thirty arc lamps, twenty-five 
cents eaeh. 

For incandescent lamps consuming 
nominally fifty watts each, as follows: 
For each of the first twenty-five incan- 
descent lamps, ten cents; for each of 
the next twenty- five lamps, nine cents; 
for each of the next twenty-five lamps, 
eight cents ; for each of the next twen- 
ty-five lamps, seven cents; for each of 
the next one hundred lamps, six cents; 
for each of the next one hundred lamps, 
five cents; for each additional lamp 
above three hundred, four cents; and 



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for larger and smaller lamps under 
five hundred watts in the same propor- 
tion. 

For the inspection of incandescent 
lamps consuming five hundred watts 
and over: For each of the first two 
lamps, one dollar; for each of the 
next three lamps, eighty cents; for 
each of the next five lamps, seventy 
cents; for each of the next ten lamps, 
sixty cents; for each of the next ten 
lamps, fifty cents; for each addition- 
al lamp above thirty, twenty-five cents. 

For each electrical horsepower of 
seven hundred and forty-six watts used 
for mechanical or other purposes than 
above mentioned, the sum of one dollar 
for each horse power from one to five 
horse power, inclusive; for each of the 
next succeeding five hor§e power, sev- 
enty-five cents; for each of the next 
succeeding five horse power, sixty-five 
cents; for each of the next succeeding 
ten horse power, fifty-five cents; for 
each of the next succeeding twenty-five 
horse power, fifty cents; for each ad- 
ditional horse power, twenty-five cents. 

No inspection shall be made for a 
less amount than one dollar. 

Inspections of electric meters, tem- 
porary installations for show window 
exhibitions, conventions and the like, 
shall be charged for according to the 
time required for such inspections at 
the rate of seventy-five cents per hour. 

Each reinspection of any overhead, 
underground or interior wires or ap- 
paratus shall be charged for accord- 
ing to the time required for such re- 
inspection at the rate of seventy-five 
cents per hour. 

On each installation where a permit 
has been issued and work not suffi- 
ciently completed within three months 
for wiring only certificate to be is- 
sued, and where inspection has been 
made on such work, a portion of the 
regular fee must be charged to cover 



the cost of such inspection, which will 
be credited on the final certificate. 

Immediately after the inspection 
provided for in Section 809, the City 
Electrician shall make a fee bill, in 
duplicate, on a form to be approved by 
the City Comptroller, and shall for- 
ward the same to the Comptroller to 
be recorded and rendered. The per- 
son or corporation receiving the fee 
bill shall pay the amount thereof to 
the City Collector who shall endorse 
payment thereon and enter the fee 
bill and payment in a book in his office, 
to be provided for that purpose, and 
thereupon the City Collector shall de- 
liver the paid fee bill to the person or 
corporation paying the same. The paid 
fee bill shall then be presented to the 
City Electrician at his office and there- 
upon the City Electrician shall issue 
the wiring only or final certificate for 
completed installation provided for in 
Section 810. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
Kotion of Aid. Dever, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben 
nett. Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Nathan 
Leavitt, 220 Blue Island avenue, to 
erect and maintain a plumber's sign 
at the edge of sidewalk in front of 
premises at 220 Blue Island avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Bowler presented the claim of 
John Courtney for refund of cost of mak- 
ing sewer connection, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Stewart presented the claim of 
Mrs. Eobert Reilly for compensation for 
goods wrongly disposed of by the City, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Foell and Taylor presented an or- 
dinance and a petition containing front- 
age consents, for turning over to the con- 
trol of the Board of Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners La Salle avenue, from the 
Chicago River to Lincoln Park, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 

Aid. Taylor presented an ordinance re- 
quiring lights at night on vehicles drawn 
by animal power, and on bicycles, tri- 
cycles and motor cycles, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Josetti and Clettenberg presented 
the following ordinance: 



Be it ordained ty the City Council of 
the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council October 26th, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1647, '8 and 9 
of the Proceedings of that date, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows: 
By inserting after the w^ords "Hanna and 
Andrus Manufacturing Company, a cor- 
poration," wherever same shall appear 
in said ordinance, the following, "Ameri- 
can Malting Company, a corporation; 
Crew Levick Company, a corporation; 
John C. Moninger Company, a corpora- 
tion; and Charles J. Rupp," and by 
striking out the word "its" in line four, 
Section one, page 1647, and in line four- 
teen, Section five, page 1648, and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the word "their" ; and 
further by striking out the word "gran- 
tee" wherever same shall appear in said 
ordinance, and inserting in lieu thereof 
the word "grantees." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Josetti, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on. Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben 
nett. Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler. 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. I 

Aid. Clettenberg presented the claim of \ 
P. S. Webster for rebate of water tax, j 
which" was i 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



December 14^ 1908. 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



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The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the first alley east of 
Xorth Franklin street from Oak street to 
Wendell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Josetti, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McXeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Oullerton, Xovak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, E^inberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Conneiy, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Xolan, Race, Forsbei:g — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hey presented the claim of H. de 
Jongb for refund of fee paid for unused 
vehicle license, which was 
- Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Redwanz presented orders for ce- 
ment sidewalks on Paulina street, from 
Wrightwood avenue to Barry avenue and 
on Hermitage avenue, from Terra Cotta 
place to Diversey boulevard, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thomson presented a resolution 
■declaring in favor of an immediate ex- 
tension of the station platforms of the 
.■**Umon Loop," and calling for an inves- 



tigation and report by the Committee on 
Local Transportation as to the feasibility 
of requiring the said station extensions 
at once, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Thomson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to E. A. Mc- 
Intire for the erection and maintenance 
of a jeweler's sign at the curb line at 
362 Lincoln avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. Thomson presented the claim of 
John M. Carlson for refund of cost of 
lowering sewer stub, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thomson presented an order for 
paving Central avenue, from Columbia 
avenue to Rogers avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for plastering curbwalls, curb- 
ing,- grading and paving with asphalt 
Montana street, from Lincoln avenue to 
Surrey court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Xovak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 



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December 14, 1908. 



Clettenberg, Ilcy, Halme, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Conneiy, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
Lievvski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Conneli, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— G3. 
Kays — Brennan — 1.* 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented an ordinance pro- 
viding that no surface rails shall be 
placed in streets nearer than 10 feet to 
the portals of subways under the ele- 
vated tracks of steam railroads, which 
was 

Referred to the select Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Lipps presented the claim of 
Frank L. Hart for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Reinberg presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance vacating certain 

streets and alleys in Fullerton's Fourth 

Addition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Tliat Sections 2 and 3 of 
an ordinance passed by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago on the IGth day 
of November, A. D. 1908, vacating certain 
streets and alleys in Fullerton's Fourth 
Addition to Chicago, be and the same are 
hereby amended by striking out of Sec- 
tion 2 of the ordinance aforesaid the 
words and. figures "thirty (30) day&" ap- 
pearing in the fourth and thirteenth 
lines of said Section 2, and the words and 
figures "thirty (30) days" appearing in 
the sixth line of said Section 3 of said 
ordinance, and substituting in lieu there- 
of in each of such sections the words and 
figures "sixty (CO) days." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



full force and effect from and after its 
passage and approval. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, ori 
motion of Aid. Reinberg, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt,. 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton,. 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler,. 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti^ 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn,. 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Conneli^ 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — Brennan— 1. 

Aid. Reinberg and Lipps presented an 
order for a small park at North Robey 
street and Winnemac avenue on School 
Fund property, which was 

Referred to the Special Park Commis- 
sion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Fletcher street, from 
North Robey street to West Ravenswood 
Park. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, .McNeal, Richert, 
-Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Conneli, 



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Roberts, Fisber, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Xolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
iVat/s — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-incb drains in Peterson 
avenue, between Xorth Clark street and 
East Ravenswood Park. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Picinberg, tbe estimate was approved 
and tbe ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Cougblin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McXeal, Pdcbert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Xovak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Habne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Tbomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisber, Tinsman, Hunt, Bibl, 
Kobout, Xolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

yays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Siewert presented tbe claim of 
Xiebolas Mamer for wages witbbeld for 
time lost and a petition from conveyor 
engineers for increases in salaries, wbicb 
were 

Referred to tbe Committee on Finance. 

Tbe Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-incb drains in Xortb 
46tb avenue, between West Wilson ave- 
nue and Vrest Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Siewert, tbe estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yecis — ^Kenna, Cougblin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McXeal, Ricbert, 
, Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 



nett, Snow, Jone-s, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Xovak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Habne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Tbomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Do^vney, Golom- 
biewski, ^Mdnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisber, Tinsman, Hunt, Bibl, 
Kobout, Xolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
KoA/s — B rennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-incb drains in Xortb 47th 
avenue, between West Wilson avenue and 

Avondale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, tbe estimate was approved 
and tbe ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cougblin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McXeal, Ricbert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Xovak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Habne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Tbomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsm-an, Hunt, Bibl, 
Kobout, Xolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Xays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-inch drains in Monticello 
avenue, between West Montrose avenue 
and West Irving Park boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Siewert, tbe estimate was approved 
and tbe ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yea^s — Kenna, Cougblin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McXeal, Ricbert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 



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December 14, 1908. 



nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-inch drains in North Troy 
street, between West Waveland • avenue 
and Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kennsi, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt North Whipple street, 
from West North avenue to seven feet 
north of the south line of Bloomingdale 
road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Connery, the estimate was approved 



TWENTY-NINTH V7ARD. 

Aid. Golombiewski presented an order 
for electric arc lights on Gross avenue 
and 45th street, from Loomis street to 
Laflin street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Downey presented an order for 
electric arc lights on Robey street, be- 
tween 52d street and 55th street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the claim of 
Chas. Hecker for refund of excess fee 
paid for license for public cart, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Roberts presented the claim of F. 
M. Olson for refund of fee paid for un- 
used building permit, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance : 

AN OEDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 



December U, 1908. 



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ment of West 69th street, from South 
. Ashland avenue to the Pittsburgh, Cin- 
cinnati, Chica'go and St, Louis Rail- 
road, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of West 69th street, from South Asihland 
avenue to the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railroad," passed 
February 18, 1907, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed November 29, 1907, 
Warrant 35553, be and the same is here- 
by annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. O'Con- 
nell, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on. Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg^63. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Tinsman presented the claim of 
H. E. Vandenberg for a refund of 90 
per cent of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 



ordinance for six-inch drains in West 
75th street, between Vincennes road and 
Normal avenue produced northerly. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented an ordinance 
granting authority to the Calumet and 
South Chicago Railway Company to con- 
struct an extension of its street railway 
system on South Chicago avenue, from 
Vincennes avenue to South Park ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Bihl presented petitions contain- 
ing frontage consents for a street railway 
on South Chicago avenue, from Vincennes 
avenue to South Park avenue. 

Aid. Bihl moved to refer the petitions 
to the Commissioner of Public Works for 
verification and report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bihl presented an order for paving 
with macadam Peoria street, from 119th 
street to 122nd street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



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December 14, 1908. 



Aid. Hunt presented an ordinance 
amending Section 686 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, to in- 
clude in the fire limits the district bound- 
ed by 75th street, 79th street, State 
street and Stony Island avenue, which 
was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Building 
; Department. 



THmXY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Kohout presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed : 
Ordered, That the Oommissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Michael 
Doran a licensed drain layer, to lay 
30 6-inch drains in Springfield avenue, 
between 19th street and 22d street and 
21 6-inch drains in Harding avenue, 
between 19th street and 22d street, 
upon the payment of one permit fee 
and the cost of inspection. The regu- 
lar fee to be paid whenever the drains 
are extended for use« 

Aid. Kohout presented the claims of 
Frank Kales and Jos. Welky for refunds 
of 90 per cent, of special assessments for 
water supply pipes; the claim of W. F. 
Atkins for wages withheld for time lost; 
and the claim of Jos. Nevrkle for refund 
of cost of laying sewer stub, which were 

Eeferred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in South 
40th court, between West 31st street and 
West 32d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kohout, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 



Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell,, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-inch drains in South 42d 
avenue, between West 16th street and 
West 20th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Nolan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, iGrolom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63, 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-inoh drains in South Ham- 
lin avenue, between West 28th street and 
West 30th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kohout, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 



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Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Bums, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Eace, Forsberg— 63. 
Says — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Race presented an order for the 
re-location of the tracks of the Chicago 
-Consolidated Railroad Company on Lake 
street, between Xorth 53d avenue and 
Pine avenue, 8 feet south of their present 
location, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid.- Forsberg presented the claim of 
Eric Peterson for a refund of 90 per cent, 
of special assessment for water supply 
pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in South 
51st court, between Park avenue and 
Washington boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Race, the estimate was approved and 
the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Prlngle, McXeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Bums, O'ConneU, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Xolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

yays — Brennan — 1. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the question of an 
additional appropriation for the Board of 
Election Commissioners, deferred and 
published Dec. 7, 1908, page 1964, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and the pass the ordinance there- 
with, 

'The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McXeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Conneiy, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Melnemey, Bums, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1908', the sum of 
forty-seven thousand three hundred fifty- 
six and fifty-two one-hundr'edths dol- 
lars ($47,356.52), to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Election 
Commissioners as follows : 

Account 11 A $ 4,083.66 

Account 11 B 22,597.85 

Account lie 14,981.23 

Account 11 D 5,082.79 

Account 11 E ♦ 610.99 

Sectiox 2. This ordinance shall be in 



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force and effect from and after its pas 



December 14, 1908. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the question of an 
appropriation for extra work to be done 
by the Bureau of Maps and Plats for 
the Committee on Street Nomenclature, 
deferred and published Dec. 7, 1908, page 
1965. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever^ Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Burns, O'Oonnell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1908 the sum of one 
thousand dollars ($1,000.00), said 
amount to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works for night work in the Bureau of 
Maps and Plats in connection with the 
new house numbering ordinance passed 
by the City Council June 22d, 1908, and 
taking effect Septeniber 1st, 1909. 

SfcCTioN 2. This ordinance shall be in 



force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the sale 
of city property at Milwaukee avenue 
and Attrill street (formerly used as a 
police station), deferred and published 
Dec. 7, 1908, page 1965. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever^ Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Doiwney, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Bums, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The followinsr is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to advertise for sale city property 
located at the corner of Milwaukee ave- 
nue and Attrill street and known as Lot 
three (3), in Block two (2), in Attrill's 
Subdivision of part of Blocks two (2), 
three (3) and five (5), in Stave's Sub- 
division in the northeast quarter (N. E. 
14) of Section thirty-six (36), Township 
forty (40) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
formerly occupied by the Police Depart- 



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ment as a police station, now leased tem- 
porarily to a private individual. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of sun- 
dry persons for refunds of 90 per cent of 
special assessments for water supply 
pipes, deferred and published Dec. 7, 
1908, page 1966. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 
The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
' biewski, Mclnemey, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1 . 
The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to issue vouchers in favor of the 
following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, same being re- 
funds due under the special assessment 
warrants for laying water pipe enumer- 
ated, in accordance with the report of 
the Board of Local Improvements, at- 
tached. These said refunds are ordered 



issued upon County Clerk's certificate 
of payment and duplicate special assess- 
ment receipts because of the loss of origi- 
nal receipts, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund upon identification and proper 
power of attorney from claimant, when 
from the surplus of the net income from 
the water rates not otherwise appropri- 
ated or pledged, there is in the City 
Treasury sufficient money therefoi' and 
when the City Comptroller shall so cer- 
tify: 
Warrant. 
30030 J. V. Baxter (by Barnes & 

Parish) $111-02 

30030 J. F. Denvir 18.32 

30771 F. W. Dreckman 16.92 

18415 D. 0. Roberts 11-25 

24951 W. G. Todtleber 2.8D 

24951 W. G. Todleven. 2.34 

24951 W. G. Todleven 2.34 

22389 G. Spikings & T. Kline.. 90.72 

30030 T. Spoerl 18-33 

20735 James McDonald 10.26 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 



Aid. Bennett moved .to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the question of em- 
ploying one additional house drain in- 
spector, deferred and published Dec. 7, 
1908, page 1966. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 



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Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Tslays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of December 2d, 1908, to employ one ad- 
ditional house drain inspector for the 
.month of December, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the salary of said in- 
spector from appropriations made for 
salaries in the House Drain Division. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the question of 
paving the intersection of 79th street 
and Bond avenue, deferred and pub- 
lished Dec. 7^ 1908, page 1967. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Fioreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Ft)ell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Bums, 0'Ct)nnell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Is ays — Brennan — 1 , 

The follovdng is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of November 23d, 1908, to expend without 



advertising from the wheel tax fund not 
to exceed the sum of nine hundred eight 
and eighty one-hundredths dollars 
($90'8.80) for paving intersection of 
Seventy-ninth street and Bond avenue 
with brick, and the Comptroller is ot- 
dered to permit said charge against the. 
Wheel Tax Fund. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning a supple- 
mental agreement for night elevator ser- 
vice in the temporary City Hall, 200 to 
206 Randolph street, deferred and pub- 
lished Dec. 7, 1908, page 1967. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Bums, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter 
into an agreement with the estate of E. 
J. Lehman, supplementary to the lease 
for premises at Nos. 200 to 206 East 
Randolph street, occupied as a temporary 
City Hall, for the maintenance and oper- 
ation of one ( 1 ) passenger elevator every 
night, including Sundays and holidays, 
between the hours of six P. M. and eight 



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A. M., beginning with the 29th day of 
August, 1908, at a cost not to exceed 
five ($5.00) dollars per night. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Joseph 
Badali, deferred and published Dec. 7, 
1908, page 1967. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved t^ concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Bedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Doiwney, Golom- 
hiewski, Mclnemey, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Corporation 
Counsel, dated December 1st, 1908, at- 
tached hereto, to issue a voucher in favor, 
of Joseph Badali in the sum of fifty-six 
and fifty-six one-hundredths dollars 
($56.56), same to be in full of all claims 
for damages occasioned to property of 
said Joseph Badali at 22 Milton avenue, 
occasioned by bursting of water' main 
August 16th, 1907, in front of 52 East 
Chicago avenue, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 



consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of N. 
Brun, deferred and published Dec. 7, 
1908, page 1968. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
StevNTart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Doiwney, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of N. Brun in the sum of ninety- 
five and fifty-three one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($93.53), same to be in full for dam- 
ages to sidewalk m front of 282 Grand 
avenue, occasioned by the Water Pipe 
Extension Division, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the sam.e from the ap- 
propriations for the Water Pipe Exten- 
sion. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the City Engi- 
neer and the Superintendent of Water 
Pipe Extension, attached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the pay- 
ment of bill of M. P. Byrne Qonstruc- 
tion C'6. for pumping water at 95th 
street in connection with sewer system. 



2096 



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December 14, 1908. 



deferred and published Dec. 7, 1908, page 
1968. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughliri, Harding, Dix- 
on, Horeman, Primgle, McNeai, Eichert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow. Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Sltewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Bums, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance with 
his recommendation of October 2d, 1908, 
attached hereto, to issue vouchers in 
favor of the M. P. Byrne Construction 
Company in a sum of fourteen thousand 
four hundred seventy-nine and sixty oue- 
hundredths dollars ($14,479.60), for in- 
stalling pump and pumping water' at 
Ninety-fifth street and Erie avenue in 
connection with Ninety-fifth street sewer 
system from January 1st, to July 30th, 
1908, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriations here- 
tofore made for this purpose. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Cor- 
nelius Callahan for wages, deferred and 
published Dec. 7, 1908, page 1968. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
, report and pass the order therewith. 



The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Show, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
iCullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Qlettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan— 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of Cornelius Callahan in the 
sum of three hundred twenty- three , 
and sixty-three one-hundredths dol-i 
lars ($323.63), same to be in full for all 
claims for wages withheld from said 
Cornelius Callahan as oiler at the Cen- 
tral Park Avenue Purnping Station dur- 
ing the months of June, July, August, 
September and October, 1908, and charge 
same to appropriations for Central Park 
Avenue Pumping Station, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of the 
Chicago Relief and Aid Society for pay- 
ment for directories furnished the De- 
partment of Police, deferred and pub- 
lished Dec. 7, 1908, page 1969. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 



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nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell,^ Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
2Vat/s— Br ennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the General Superin- 
tendent of Police be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher in favor of the Chicago Relief 
and Aid Society in the sum of fifty dol- 
lars ($50.00), same being in payment for 
Chicago Charities Directories furnished 
the Police Department in 1905, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriations for Miscellaneous 
Expense in the Police Department for 
the year 1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the pay- 
ment of the bill of James Cunningham, 
Son and Co. for wiring automobile am- 
bulances, deferred and published Dee. 7, 
1908, page 1969. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, «now, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Qlettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 



biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Health be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation of November 17th, 1908, 
attached hereto, to issue a voucher in 
favor of James Cunningham, Son & Co., 
in the sum of one hundred sixty dol- 
lars ($160.00), being charge for wiring 
eight ambulances in the year 1907, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriations for the Health 
Department for the year 1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Dan- 
iel Hardin for compensation for extra 
work, deferred and published Dec. 7, 
1908, page 1969. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Qlettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller' 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Daniel Hardin the sum 



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of seventy-seven and fifty one-hundredths 
dollars ($77.50), being amount of extra 
work locating drains on Fifty-fifth 
street, betvi^een Cottage Grove avenue and 
the lake, under directions from the Board 
of Local Improvements and in connec- 
tion with the improvement under Special 
Assessment Warrant 35311, in accord- 
ance with the report of the foreman of 
House Drain Inspectors, and the recom- 
mendation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, dated November 30th, 1908, 
and attached hereto, and charge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, appro- 
priations 1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Min- 
nie Harrington, deferred and published 
Dee. 7, 1908, page 1970. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett presented an order con- 
cerning the same claim and moved that 
it be substituted for the order recom- 
mended in the report. 

The motion to substitute prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the substi- 
tute order. 

The motion prevailed, and the substi- 
tute order was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti 
Qlettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 



be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Minnie Harrington the 
sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), 
same to be in full settlement of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature aris- 
ing from or growing out of injuries re- 
ceived by said Minnie Harrington on 
June 6th, 1903, on the south side of 
West Twelfth street, between Loomis 
and Laflin streets, on account of defec- 
tive sidewalk, and charge same to 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
eonsi deration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of John 
Lally arid E. J. Langan, deferred and 
published December 7, 1908, page 1970. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Couglilin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, 'Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Qlettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — ^63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a voucher in favor' of 
John Lally in the sum. of twenty-two 
and fifty one-hundredths dollars 
($22.50), same to be in full of all claims 
of whatever kind or nature arising from 
or growing out of injuries received by 
said John Lally, August 3d, 1908, while 



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employed as painter in the Department 
of Electricity, and to issue a voucher 
in favor of Edward Langan in the sum of 
seventy-seven and eighty one -hundredths 
dollars ($77.80), same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an injury 
received by said Edward Langan Septem- 
ber 8th, 1907, while employed as an arc 
light trimmer in the Electrical Depart- 
ment, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriations for the 
Department of Electricity. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendations of a sub-com- 
mittee, attached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett mioved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the rent- 
ing of land from Wm. D. Scott for tem- 
j porary bridge to accommodate street 
traffic during the building of bridge at 
Ashland avenue over the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, deferred and published 
December 7, 1908, page 1971. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
CJettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

"Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 

Public Works be and he is hereby au- 



thorized, in accordance with his request, 
and opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated December 4th, 1908, attached here- 
to, to issue a voucher in favor of William 
D. Scott in the sum of one hundr'ed fifty 
dollars ($150.00), same to be for the 
use of such land in Block 88, in Canal- 
port, as may be necessary for the 
construction of temporary bridge and ap- 
proaches thereto to be used by pedes- 
trians, traffic and street cars, said sum 
being compensation for the use of said 
land for the period of three and one- 
half months, beginning with the 7th 
day of December, 190'8. In connection 
with said payment the Commissioner' of 
Public Works- shall agree with said 
William D. Scott that in the event that 
any temporary structures are not re- 
moved within' the said period of three 
and one-half months, that compensation 
shall be paid for use of said land at the 
rate of forty dollars ($40.00) per month 
thereafter, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to 'allow such payments to be made 
from appropriation for bridge at Ash- 
land avenue over the Illinois and Michi- 
gan Canal. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the pay- 
ment of bill of E. A. Warfield Sons for 
connecting house drains at No. 230 East 
43rd street, deferred and published De- 
cember 7, 1908, page 1971. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
CJettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 



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December 14/1908. 



Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Bl'encoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
'Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Oomptrollei' 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay E, A. Warfield Sons the 
sum of forty-one and ninety one -hun- 
dredths dollars ($41.90), same to be in 
full for all claims for expenditures in 
connecting house drain at 230 East 
Forty-third street, and charge same to 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1908. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements, dated November 
14th, 1908, and attached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance ooncerning the claims 
of sundry persons for compensation for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
December 1, 1908, page 1971. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MeCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Qlettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 



The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in favor of the following named persons 
in the amounts set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of injuries received by said 
persons on the dates named, while em- 
ployed by the City in the Departments 
or Bureaus indicated, and the Comptrol- 
ler is ordered to pay the same from ap- 
propriations for said Departments or 
Bureaus : 

James Hennessy, injur'ed Decem- 
ber 3, 1907, Bureau of Sewers..$ 90.00 
Anthony O'Grady, injured April 

22, 1908, W. P. Ext. Div..... 15.00 
James Mclnerney, injured May 

29, 1908, W. P. Ext. Div 112.50 

Thomas Ryan, injured June 25, 

1908, Bureau of Engineering.. 90.00 
Charles Linke, injured May 26, 

1908, Bureau of Streets 60.00 

Edward Lonegan, injured July 1, 

1908, Bureau of Engineering.. 69.75 
William Holland, injured Septem- 

bei' 8, 1908, W. P. Ext. Div. . . 37.50 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of sun- 
dry persons for dalmages for injury to 
property caused by elevation of railroad 
tracks, removal of viaducts and changes 
in grades of streets adjacent thereto, 
deferred and published December 7, 1908, 
page 1972. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



2101 



Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Oettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

"Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized to al 
low judgments to be taken against the 
City in favor of the owners of the fol- 
lowing described real estate in sums not 
to exceed the amounts set opposite the 
property described herein, same to be in 
full satisfaction of all claims and de- 
mands of every kind and nature arising 
fr'om or growing out of any damages done 
to the several properties herein described 
by the elevation of railroad tracks, re- 
moval of viaducts, or change in grade of 
streets adjacent thereto: 

489 Austin avenue $175.00 

425 Seventeenth street 60.00 

512 Blue Island avenue 110.00 

6100 La Salle street 425.00 

3906-14 South Halsted street 593.00 

409 East Twenty-second street. . . 415.00 

24 North Claremont avenue 244.00 

20 North Claremont avenue 340.00 

502 Blue Island avenue 475.00 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of a sub-com- 
mittee, dated December 4th, 1908, and at- 
tached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of sun- 
dry persons for rebates of water taxes, 
deferred and published December 7, 1908, 
page 1973. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 



The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Ctillerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

'NoAjs — ^Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons in the 
amounts set opposite their names, same 
to be in full of all claims for rebates 
of water taxes on the properties named, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the Water Fund: 
Henry W. King estate, 3806-8 

Ellis avenue $200.00 

Emily Clayton, 974-82 North 

Spaulding avenune 12.00 

Mrs. A. Burke, 86 Superior street 

(rear) g.go 

M. J. Mullin, 86 Superior street. . 14.00 
William A. Bond & Co., discount 

on frontage bills 30.50 

Golden Mfg. Company, 46th and 

Grand avenue 25.00 

S. J. Mellin, 229-233 North May 

street 112.00 

Patrick Foley, 571 Elston avenue. 3.40 
Mrs. C. M. K. Clarke, 5110 Jef- 
ferson avenue 8.75 

Weber Bros., 1836-40 Wabash 

avenue 35.00 

Weber Bros., 1906-28 State street. 60.00 
Bach Brick Company, N. W. cor- 
ner Western avenue and Grace 
street 34.00 



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Mrs. Thomas V. Cannon, 358 East 

Thirty-third street 5G.00 

Alfred L. Cole, 635 Clark street. 2.50 

Alfred L. Cole, 3155 Wallace 

street . . 8.00 

Alfr'ed L. Cole, 3157-9 Wallace 

street 13.00 

T. F. Geraghty, 1930-32 Surf 

street H-O^ 

Hall Casket Company, 6971 East 
, North avenue 10.00 

F. Hennehohle, 9408 South Chi- 
cago avenue ^-^^ 

Miehle Printing Press and Mfg. 
Company, 14th and Rohey 
streets . . 51.31 

Charles Schuelke, 369 West Huron 

street 10-00 

Sullivan Machinery Company, 

1157-69 Fulton street 40.00 

T. Wilce Company, 752-760' 

Tliroop street 29.00 

This action is taken in accordance 

with the several recommendations of a 

sub-committee, attached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of Chas. 
Schirk, John O'Brien and Herman Der- 
rick for compensation for personal injur- 
ies ; and the claims of Dr. Chas. F. Stotz 
and Otto F. H:artwig for payment for 
professional services, deferred and pub- 
lished December 7, 1908, page 1973. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order recommended 
therein, allowing the claim of Chas. 
Schirk. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, iSitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 



Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti,. 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn^ 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe^ Downey, Golom-; 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl^ 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

]V^a2/s— Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Oomptrollei* 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Charles Schirk the sum 
of fifty dollars ($50.00), same to be iri 
full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of 
an accident to the team on September 
18th, 1907, in School street, about one 
hundred feet west of Hoyne avenue, by 
reason of defective pavement, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, ap- 
propriations 1908. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of a sub-com- 
mittee, attached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the order 
recommended in the report, allowing the 
claim of John O'Brien. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Br ennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to John O'Brien the sum 
of seventy-five dollars ($75.00), same 



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to be in full of all claims for injuries 
rtceived by said John O'Brien on No- 
vember 2d, 1907, at Twenty-third street, 
between Ridgeway and.Lawndale avenues, 
because of defective pavement, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of a sub-com- 
mittee, dated November 20th, 1908, and 
attached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the order 
recommended in the report, allowing the 
claim of Herman Derrick. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Oullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Herman Derrick the 
sum of one hundred Mtj dollars 
($150.00), same to be in full of all claims 
of whatever kind or nature arising from 
or growing out of injuries sustained by 
said Herman Derrick, April 16th, 1908, 
in the rear of 332 North Branch sti'eet, 
on account of defective condition of al- 
ley, and charge same to the Finance Com- 
mittee Fund, appropriations 1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the order 
recommended in the report, authorizing 
payment to Dr. Stotz and Otto J. Hart- 
wig. 



The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 
i Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell,. 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl;, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Dr. Charles F. Stotz the 
sum of twenty-four dollars ($24.00) 
and to Otto J. Hartwig the sum of nine 
and thirty-five one-hundredths dollars 
($9.35), same being for services and 
drugs furnished to Laura Kater, Novem- 
ber 23d to December 12th, 1907, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1908. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of sun- 
dry persons, deferred and published De- 
cember 7, 1908, page 1974. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order recommended 
therein, allowing the claim of J. 0. Sven- 
son. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans. Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 



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Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
aettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Tbomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to J. 0. Svenson the sura 
of thirty-six dollars ($36.00), same to 
be in full of all claims for expenditures 
because of defective drain stubs in front 
of 2684-92 North Lowell avenue, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the order 
recommended in" the report, allowing the 
claim of Mrs. M. Goldschmidt. 
■ The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeo^— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
EVans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Mrs. M. Goldschmidt 
the sum of twenty dollars ($20.00), same 
to be in full of all claims for expendi- 
tures on account of defective drain stub 
in front of 5108 State street, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908. 



Aid. Bennett mioved to pass the order 
recommended in the report, allowing the 
claims of Lawrence Liea and A. Malicka. 
The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, ' Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Lawrence Lica the sum 
of two dollars ($2.00), being a refund 
on account of sidewalk opening permit 
No. 8455, and to pay to A. Malicka the 
sum of two dollars ($2.00), being a re- 
fund for the portion unused of sidewalk 
opening permit No. 8456, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908, provided that said 
payments shall not be made until the 
original permits have been surrendered 
to the city. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
order recommended in the report, allow- 
ing the claim of Fred Regal. 

The miction prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Ehvans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
aettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 



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Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Melnerney^ Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63, 
mays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authoiized and di- 
rected to pay to Fred Regal the sum of 
ten dollars ($10.00), same being refund 
of amount paid for permit for stairway 
ar'ea space at 586 West Fourteenth street 
which was not used, and charge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, appropria- 
tions 1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the order 
recommended in the report, allowing the 
claim of the Sisters of St. Francis. 

The motion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^I^enna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Dowmey, Golom- 
biewski, Molnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg 63. 

"Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to the Sisters of St. Fran- 
cis the sum of seventy-four dollars 
($74.00), same to be in full for all 
claims for expenses in repairing sewer at 
573 South Centre avenue, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the order 



recommended in the report, allowing the 
claim of W. B. Smith. 

The liujtion prevailed and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^I^enna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qlan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

'Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to W. B. Smith the sum 
of five and fifty one -hundredths dollars 
($5.50), being the amount paid for 
Sanitary Bureau Inspection Fee No. 
4054 for inspection of plans for a build- 
ing which was not erected, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1908, in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Commissioner 
of Buildings, attached. 

Aid, Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning transfers 
of funds in various appropriations for 
1908, deferred and published December 7, 
1908, page 1975. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to amend the order 
recommended in the report, as published 
on page 1976 of the Journal of the meet- 
ing held December 7, 1908, by striking 
out the words "From 36 K," and by in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words "From 
36 L." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 



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Aid, Bennett moved to pass the order 
as amended, 

■ The motion prevailed and the order, as 
amended, was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, C'onlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
vski, Mclnemey, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to make 
the following transfers in appropria- 
tions, in accordance with the requests 
of the several heads of departments, at- 
tached hereto: 

Department of Public Works. 

From appropriation for South 
Western Avenue bridge (West 
Fork) $9,941.07 

To Bridges and Viaducts, re- 
pairs and maintenance, labor 
Account 34 I 1, 

Commissioner's Office. 

From Account 34 A 2, Salary 

and Expenses to Account 34 

A I, extra work for regular 

employes 400.00 

Fire Department. 
From Fund K, r'epairs to build- 
ings to Fund Y, live stock re- 
placement 5,000,00 

Department of Electricity. 
From 36 H, Electric lighting 
system, trimming 

lamps $2,000,00 

From 36 L, street 



lamp repair shop, 
material . . . . , . 2,000.00 

From 36 O, expense of 

rented electric lamps, 1,000,00 

From 36 V, electric 
light plant, FuUer'- 
ton avenue ( H. N. 
May plant ) , repairs 
and renewals, steam 
plant 1,700.00 

To 36 Y, electric light 
plant, Fullerton ave- 
nue, fuel and Drain- 
age Canal power . . 6,700.00 

From 36 I, electric 
light system, globes. 2,000.00 

From 36 W, electric 
light plant. Fuller- 
ton avenue, repairs 
and renewals 1,000.00 

From 36 Z, electric 
light plant. Fuller- 
ton avenue, other 
operations 500.00 

To 36 DD, electric light 
system Plant No. 6, 
fuel and Drainage 
Canal power 3,500.00 

From 36 J^ electric 

light system, carbons 2,000.00 

From 36 AA, electric 
light system, Plant 
No. 6, repairs and 
renewals, steam 
plant 500.00 

To 36 II, electric light 
plant No, 8, fuel and 
Drainage Canal 
power 2,500.00 

From 36 CC, electric 
light system, Plant 
No. 6, salaries 1,600.00 

From 36 KK, electric 
light plant, R. A. 
Waller, repairs and 
renewals, steam plant 400.00 

To 36 NN, electri<; light plant, 
■ R. A. Waller, fuel and Drain- 
age Canal power 2,000.00 

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plant, R. A. Waller, repairs 
and renewals, steam plant, to 

r 36 BB, electric light system. 
Plant No. 6, repairs and re- 
newals, electric plant 300. 

Health Department. 

Prom 25 Ext. 11, Contagious 
Disease Hospital to 25 Ext. 
13, Public Bath in 24th Ward. 201. 



00! 



36 



Aid. Foreman moved to proceed to the | 
-consideration of the report of the Com- 1 
mittee on Local Transportation on an or- j 
dinance authorizing the Chicago Railways \ 
Company to construct an extension of its : 
street railway system in West 24th ! 
, street, from Leavitt street to Irving ave- ; 
niie, deferred and published Novembei' \ 
SO, 1908, page 1915. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yea«— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, MoCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qlan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Bums, CConnell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

The followinsr is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Chicago Railways Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and ope- 
rate an extension of its street rail- 
way system in West 24th street from 
South Leavitt street to South Irving 



avenue, in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of the ordinance of 
the City of Chicago, passed February 
llthj 1907, and with the terms and 
conditions hereof. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, subject to all the 
provisions, conditions, requirements and 
limitations of the ordinance passed by. 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on February 11th, 1907, and entitled: 
"An ordinance authorizing the Chicago 
Railways Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate a system of street rail- 
ways in streets and public ways of 
the City of Chicago," and of all amend- 
ments of said ordinance heretofore or 
hereafter made, consent, permission and 
authority are hereby granted to the 
Chicago Railways Company to construct, 
maintain and operate a double track 
street railway, in, upon and along West 
24th street from South Leavitt street 
to South Irving avenue, upon the ex- 
press terms and conditions that said 
street railway shall be constructed, 
maintained and operated as an extension 
of the system of the Chicago Railways 
Company, under and in accordance with 
the provisions, conditions and limita- 
tions of the said ordinance of February 
11th, 1907, and of all amendments there- 
to, heretofore or hereafter made, in all 
respects as though the right to con- 
struct, maintain and operate the same 
had been granted to the said company 
•in and by the said ordinance. 

Section 2. The company shall pave, 
with granite blocks of the description 
required by the said ordinance of Feb- 
ruary 11, 1907, for the pavement of the 
part of the streets occupied by its rail- 
way, the entire width of said West 24th 
'Street from the north curb line to the 
south property line thereof, and from 
the east line of South Irving avenue 
to the west line of the right of way of 
said company on South Leavitt street; 
provided that, except as to that portion 



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of said West 24th street which the said 
company is required to pave and keep 
in repair by the terms of the said ordi- 
nance of February 11, 1907, it shall not 
be required to repave or to keep in repair 
any other portion of the said street 
hereby required to be paved, and ex- 
cept as to the repaving and repairing 
as required by the ordinance of Febru- 
ary 11, 1907, the laying of the origi- 
nal pavement, as required by the terms 
of this section, shall be a complete ful- 
fillment of the requirements thereof. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its acceptance hj the Chicago Railways 
Company, under its corporate seal; pro- 
vided, that if said company shall not 
file its formal acceptance of this ordi- 
nance and of all its terms and condi- 
tions within tliirty (30) days from the 
passage hereof, then all rights and 
privileges hereby granted shall be wholly 
null and void and of no effect. 



Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 1332 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905 (to prohibit 
transferring of auctioneers' licenses), de- 
ferred and published December 7, 1908. 
page 1977. 
. The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re-, 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Ctillerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 



iHiiiiia 



Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

• 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1332 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

1332. Transfer of License.) No li- 
cense granted under this ordinance 
shall be assigned or transferred ex- 
cept as hereinafter' provided, nor shall 
any such license authorize any person 
to do business or act under it but the 
person named therein. Any person 
to whom any license shall have been 
issued may with the permission of the 
Mayor assign and transfer the same 
to any other person, and the person to 
whom such license is issued or the as- 
signee of such license, shall surrender 
such assigned license, and have a new 
license issued for the unexpired term 
of the old license, authorizing the as- 
signee or transferee of such license 
to carry on the same business or occu- 
pation at such place as may be named 
in such new license: Provided, that 
in all cases the person obtaining such 
new license shall give a bond with 
sureties which shall conform as near 
as may be to the bond upon which such 
surrendered license was issued: Pro- 
vided further', that nothing herein con- 
tained shall be held to authorize the 
assignment or transfer of saloon, 
dramshop or auctioneer's license; such 
licenses shall be non-assignable and 
not transferable. 

Section 2. Tliis ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 



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Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on a request of the 
Board of Education for authority to pur- 
chase a site for a building in the Burn- 
side Branch School district, deferred and 
published December 7, 190'S, page 1978. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Kennsi, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, MeNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Bums, (yConnell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Board of Education 
be and it is hereby authorized to pur- 
chase from the Calumet and Chicago 
Canal and Dock Company, Lots 12 
to 21, both inclusive, in Jacobs' Subdi- 
vision of the east half of the northeast 
quarter of the northeast quarter of the 
southwest quarter of Section 2, Town- 
ship 37 North, Range 14, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, on Lexing- 
ton avenue^ between 91st and 92d streets, 
having a frontage of 250 feet on Lexing- 
ton avenue and a depth of 124.3 feet, ex- 
tending back to alley 16 feet in width, 
together with all buildings and improve- 
ments thereon, for the sum of $2,900.00, 
the Calumet and Chicago Canal and Dock 
Co. to pay all special assessments now 
levied against the above property. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 



consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on reque«ts of the 
Board of Education for additional ap- 
propriations for the J. L. Marsh School 
and the John Marshall High School, de- 
ferred and published December 7, 1908, 
page 1979. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The m.otion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qlan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O^Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
I^ays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the amounts shown op- 
posite the name of schools hereinafter 
mentioned in this order be and the same 
are hereby appropriated for the pur- 
poses herein set forth, and the Comp- 
troller is authorized and directed to set 
aside the said amounts from the unap- 
propriated balance of the building ac- 
count for such purpose: 

J. L. Marsh School, $60,000, additional 
appropriation for the completion of; 
John Marshall High School, $30,000, 
for gymnasium. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on requests of the 
Board of Education to acquire title to 
certain property under the eminent do- 
main law for the use of schools, de- 



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ferred and published December 7, 1908, 
page 1979. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on. Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McGoid, Ben 
nett. Snow, Jones, E^an, Scully, Hurt 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qlan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

l^ays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed ; 

. Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are 
hereby authorized to acquire title, under 
the eminent domain law for the use of 
schools, to the folloAving described prop- 
erty: 

Lot 24, Block 6, in Walter H. Field's 
Addition to Pullman, being a subdivision 
of Block 6 of Allen's Subdivision of 
west 49 acres of east half southeast 
quarter. Section 21-37-14, together with 
all buildings and improvements thereon; 
also Lots 17 to 25, both inclusive, Block 
5 (same legal description as above), to- 
gether with all building and improve- 
ments thereon, having a frontage of 25 
feet on Perry avenue, by a depth of 120 
feet, south of and adjoining the Scanlan 
School premises; also 225 feet frontage 
of La Fayette avenue by a depth of 124.5 
feet east of the Scanlan School premises. 

Lots 37 to 46, both inclusive. Block 19, 
in Subdivision of South Chicago, being 
a subdivision of the Calumet and Chi- 
cago Canal and Dock Co., of parts of 



Fractional Sections 5 and 6-37-15; also 
Lots 1 to 10, both inclusive (same legal 
description as above), together with all 
buildings and improvements thereon, 
having a frontage of 255 feet on Mar- 
quette avenue, by a depth of 138.5 feet, 
north of the present Bowen High School 
premises ; and 255 feet frontage on Man- 
istee avenue, by a depth of 128.5 feet 
north of the present Bowen High School 
premises. 

Unsubdivided portion of Block 2 of 
Circuit- Court Commissioner's Partition 
of south half, northeast quarter and east 
half of northwest quarter (except north 
120 acres) all in Section 21-40-13, bound- 
ed on the north by Grace street, south by 
Warwick place, east by North 52d ave- 
nue, and west by 53d avenue, together 
with all buildings and improvements 
thereon, for a new school site. 

Lots 14 to 35, both inclusive, sub-block 
4, Grant & Keeney's Addition to Pen- 
nock, being a subdivision of the east 
half of the west half, northwest quarter, 
Section 35-40-13, for a new school site, 
having a frontage of 274.67 feet on North 
Hamlin avenue by a depth of 125.2 feet; 
also a frontage of 274.67 feet on North 
Avers avenue by a depth of 125.2 feet; 
running from Humboldt avenue to Lyn- 
da le avenue, together' with all buildings 
and improvements thereon. 

Block 3, Grand View, being a resub- 
division of Blocks 2 and 3, of K. K. 
Jones' Subdivision of west half southwest 
quarter Section 23-40-13, together with 
all buildings and improvements thereon, 
fronting on North Hamlin and on North 
Avers avenues, running from West School 
street to West Roscoe street, having a 
frontage of 598 feet on Hamlin avenue, 
and a frontage of 598 feet on Avers ave- 
nue by a depth of 125.41 feet in each 
case. 

Lots 9 to 40, both inclusive, Block 5, 
Rose Park, in east half, southwest quar- 
ter Section 13-40-13, for a new school 
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i >7orth Humboldt street by a depth of 125 
feet; also having a frontage of 397 

j feet on Jsiorth Sacramento avenue by a 
depth of 125 feet, running north from 

I Berteau avenue, together with all.build-^ 
ings and improvements thereon. 

Lots 52 to 54 and 57 to 59, all inclu- 
sive, in Poldy's Third Addition to Chi- 
cago, being a subdivision of the north 

J296 feet, together with that part lying 
south of the north 1,019.61 feet of the 
east half of the north half of the west 

ihalf of the east half of the southwest 
quarter, Section 14-39-13, together with 
all buildings and improvements, having 
a frontage of 75 feet on West Polk street, 
west of and adjoining the present vacant 
school site corner Lawndale avenue, Polk 
and Harvard streets, and with a depth of 
125 feet; also 75 feet frontage on Har- 
var'd street by a depth of 130.3 feet west 
of and adjoining the present school site. 

Lots 1 to 35, both inclusive. Block 6, 
N. W. Land Association's Sub. of the 
northeast quarter of Section 14-40-13, 
for a new school site, having a frontage 
of 551.98' feet on North Spaulding ave- 
nue and on North Christiana avenue, 
ijand a frontage of 266.54 feet on Wilson 
-and on Sunnyside avenue, together with 
jjall buildings and improvements thereon. 

Undivided Block 9 of School Trustees' 
;| Subdivision of Section 16-37-14, bounded 
ioii the north by 104th street, south by 
! 104th place, east by State street and 
iiwest by La Fayette avenue, having a 
frontage of 266 feet on State street and 
on La Fayette avenue and of 258 feet on 
« 104th street and on 104th place, for a 
new school site, together with all build- 
iings and improvements thereon. 

j Unsubdivided portion of east half of 
'^northeast quarter Section 13-40-13, ly- 
ing west of N. W. Land Association's 
Sub. of east half of east half, and the 
east 33 feet of west half of east half of 
inortheast % Section 13-40-13, for a new 
jschool site, bounded on the north by Wil- 
json avenue, south by Sunnyside avenue. 



east by Campbell avenue and west by 
Maplewood avenue, having a frontage of 
266.68 feet on Wilson and Sunnyside ave- 
nues (extended), and 558.6 feet frontage 
on Campbell and on Maplewood avenues 
together with all buildings and improve- 
ments thereon. 



Aid. Reinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance in favor of the 
Pittsburgh Coal Company for a railroad 
switch track, deferred and published 
June 1, 1908, page 473. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Ctillerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Oonlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qlan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewgki, Mclnerney, Burns, CConnell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Pittsburgh 
Coal Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain as now 
constructed under an ordinance originally 
granted to the Youghiogheny and Le- 
high Coal Company June 6th, 1898, a 



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single railway switch track connecting 
with the most northerly track of the 
Cliicago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany in North Water street at a point 
about ten { 10 ) feet west of the easterly 
line produced of Lot Twenty-nine (29) 
of the Chicago Dock & Canal Company's 
Resubdivision of the Original Water Lot 
Thirty-five (35) in Kinzie's Addition to 
Chicago; thence running in a north- 
easterly direction on a curve for a dis- 
tance of about one hundred and twenty 
(120) feet into Lot Twenty-seven (27), 
aforesaid subdivision, as shown in red 
upon blueprint hereto attached, which 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and author- 
ity herein granted shall cease and deter- 
mine June 5th, 1918, and the ordinance 
shall, at any time before the expiration 
thereof, be subject to amendment, modi- 
fication or repeal, and in case of repeal 
all privileges hereby granted shall cease 
and determine; and the permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease and 
determine at any time upon revocation 
by the Mayor, at his discretion, where- 
upon this ordinance shall become null and 
void. 

Section 3. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted are upon the ex- 
press condition that said Pittsburgh Coal 
Company, its successors or assigns, shall 
within thirty (30) days after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance file with the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago its bond in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), conditioned to at all times 
hereafter indemnify, save and keep harm- 
less the City of Chicago from any and 
all liabilities, damages, loss, judgments, 
costs and expenses whatsoever which 
may be suffered by, may accrue against, 
be charged to or may be recovered from 
said City of Chicago by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordinance, 
or by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by said Pittsburgh Coal 
Company, its successors or assigns, by 



virtue of the authority herein given, or 
by reason or on account of any failure 
to comply with all the terms and condi- 
tions of this ordinance. Said bond shall ! 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance said bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occu- 
pied by said switch track in good condi- 
tion and repair, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, said grantee shall 
remove said switch track and all the 
appurtenances thereto, and shall forth- 
with restore said street so occupied by 
said switch track to a condition similar 
to the remaining portion of said street 
in the s9-me block, and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The maintenance and op- 
eration of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all the 
existing ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago now in force, or which may here 
after be in force, relating to the use and| 
operation of switch tracks and railway; 
tracks, and the maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Section 6. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted said Pittsburghj 
Coal Company, its successors or assigns 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sumlf 
of Ninety-six Dollars ($96.00) per anlj 
num in advance each and every year dur | 
ing the life of this ordinance, the firsij 
payment to be made as of the date oi| 
the passage of this ordinance and eaclj 
succeeding payment annually thereafter 



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It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges 
Iherein granted shall immediately termi- 
Inate and this ordinance become null and 
I [void if default is made in the prompt 
payment of any installment of said com- 
(ipensation. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
ieflfect and be in force from and after its 
Ipassage and approval, provided that with- 
in thirty (30) days from the date of 
its passage the grantee shall file with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago an 
acceptance of this ordinance in writing 
and bond as hereinbefore provided. 



Aid. Reinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance establishing width 
of roadway on Peterson avenue, from 
Southport avenue to Evanston avenue, 
deferred and published June 29, 1908, 
page 784. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
'', Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
i Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qlan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
'NoAjs — ^Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 

passed: 



Be it ordained hy the City Council ^/ 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the width of llif; 
roadway on Peterson avenue, from llic 
east line of Southport avenue to the west 
line of Evanston avenue, be and the same 
is hereby established at thirty (30) feet. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Andrew McAnsh 
and James A. Pugh to construct, main- 
tain and operate a railroad switch track 
along and across Kingsbury street, de- 
ferred and published December 7, 1908, 
page 1«81. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Qlan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 



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and granted to Andrew McAnsh and 
James A. Pugh, their heirs, executqrs 
and assigns, to construct, maintain and 
operate a single railroad switch track 
connecting with the tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St, Paul Railway- 
east of Kingsbury street at a point about 
the south line of Ontario street; thence 
running in a southeasterly direction on 
a curve acr'oss and along Kingsbury 
street to a point about the north liiie of 
Indiana street, as shown in red and 
marked "A-B" on plat hereto attached, 
which for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modifi- 
cation, amendment or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. The rights 
and privileges hereby granted may be 
revoked and terminated at any time by 
the Mayor' in his discretion. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein shall keep 
such portion of Kingsbury street as is 
occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair, safe for public, 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the" Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore the portion of 
Kingsbury street occupied by said switch 
track to a condition safe for public travel, 
similar to the remaining portion of that 
street in the same block, to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commis- 
sionei' of Public Works. If the said gran- 
tees shall fail to restore said street at 
the termination of said privileges, then 
the Commissioner of Public Works shall 
cause said street to be restored to a con- 
dition safe for public travel and similar 
to the condition of the remaining portion 



of the street in that block, and the cost 
and expense of doing such work shall be 
paid by said grantees.. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch tr'ack herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in' 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks; 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. No work shall 
be done in and about the construction 
of the work herein authorized until a 
permit authorizing the beginning of such 
work shall first have been issued by the 
Com^missioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tees shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of Two Hundred and Seventy-five 
Dollars ($275.00) per annum in advance 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance become null and void if said 
grantees, their heirs^, executor's or as- 
signs, shall fail to promptly pay any 
installment of said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted the said grantees shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 



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any and all loss, damage, expense, cost 
or liability of any kind whatsoever that 
may be suffered by it, the said City of 
Chicago, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
for or by reason or on account of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or for' or by rea- 
son or on account of any act or thing 
done by the said grantees herein by virtue 
of the authority herein given, and con- 
ditioned to comply with all the terms 
and conditions of this ordinance. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
* thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned be filed 
within thirty (30) days from the pas- 
sage hereof. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Geo. C. Furst and 
Chas. G. Fanning, co-partners, to main- 
tain and operate a certain railroad switch 
track along and across Hawthorne ave- 
nue, deferred and published December 7, 
1908, page 1982. 
. The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to amend the 
ordinance as printed on page 1983 of the 
Journal of the meeting held December 7, 
1908, by inserting after the word "ordi- 
nance" in the fourth line of Section 2 the 
words, "or at any time prior thereto in 
the discretion of the Mayor." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to pass the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 



nance, as amended, was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Koho'ut, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

ISlays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 

passed: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
tlie' City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to George Q. Furst and 
Charles G. Fanning, co-partners doing 
business as Furst and Fanning, their 
heirs, executors and assigns, to maintain 
and operate as now constructed a single 
railroad switch track connecting with 
the now existing tracks of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway in the 
westerly side of Hawthorne uvenue at a 
point about sixty-five (65) feet south- 
easterly of the southerly line of Hobbie 
street; thence running in a southeasterly 
direction along and across Hawthorne 
avenue for a distance of about three hun- 
dred (300) feet into Lot eighteen (18), 
Block ninety-six (96), Elston's Addition 
to Chicago, as shown in red upon plat 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Sectiow 2. The permisssion and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 

of the passage of this ordinance, or at 
any time prior thereto in the discretion 
lOf the Mayor, and this ordinance shall 



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at any time before the expiration thereof 
be subject to modification, amendment or 
repeal, and in case of repeal all privi- 
leges hereby granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Hawthorne avenue as 
is occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
Hawthorne avenue as is occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similar to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block, 
to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. If said 
grantees shall fail to restore said street 
at the termination of said privileges, then 
the work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by said grantees. 
Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force, or which may hereafter be in 
force, relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tees shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of One Hundred and Seventy- 
five Dollars ($175.00) per annum in ad- 
vance each and every year during the life 
of this ordinance, the first payment to 
be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. It is here- 
by made an express provision of this or- 
dinance that the privileges herein grant- 



ed shall terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null and void if said grantees, their 
heirs, executors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantees shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dol- 
lars ($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance . 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, cost or liabil- 
ity of any. kind whatsoever which may 
he suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City for or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or for or by reason or on 
account of any act or thing done by said 
grantees herein by virtue of the author- 
ity herein given, and conditioned fur- 
ther to comply with all the terms and 
conditions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if any time during 
the life of this ordinance said bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein loontained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of any 
track connecting with the above switch 
track which has been constructed and 
is now being maintained without author- 
ity from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its pasage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within thirty (30) days 
of the passage hereof. 



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Aid. Egan moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on an ordinance authorizing Ben- 
jamin F. Felix to maintain: and operate 
two certain railroad switch tracks along 
and across 16th street, deferred and pub- 
lished November 30, 190-8^ page 1922. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Egan moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to Benjamin F. Felix, 
his heirs, executors and assigns, to main- 
tain and operate as now constructed a 
single railroad switch track connecting 
with the tracks of the Chicago, Burling- 
ton & Quincy Railroad Company at a 
point on the northerly side of Six- 
teenth street about the east line of 
Canal street; thence running in a south- 
erly and easterly direction on a com- 
pound curve along and across Sixteenth 
street into private property at the 
southeast corner of Sixteenth and Me- 
chanic streets; also a single railroad 



switch track crossing Sixteenth street 
from a point on the northerly line there- 
of about two hundred and ten (210) 
feet east of the easterly line of Canal 
street to a point on the southerly line 
thereof about twenty (20) feet west of 
the westerly line of Mechanic street; 
all of the above as shown in red upon 
blue print hereto attached, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
this ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and de- 
termine. The rights and privileges here- 
in granted may be revoked or termi- 
nated at any time by the Mayor in his 
discretion. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Sixteenth street as is 
occupied by said switch tracks in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
said Sixteenth street as is occupied by 
said switch tracks to a condition safe 
for public travel, similar to the remain- 
ing portion of said street in the same 
block, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
If said grantee shall fail to restore 
said street at the termination of said 
privileges, then the work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago and the cost 
and expense of doing such work shall 
be paid by said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch tracks herein pro- 
I vided for shall be subject to all existing 



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ordinances of the Qity of Chicago now 
in force, or which may hereafter be in 
force, relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railroad 
tracks, and the construction and main- 
tenance thereof shall he under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said 
grantee shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of two hundred and sixty dol- 
lars ($260.00) per annum in advance 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. It is hereby 
made an express provision of this ordi- 
nance that the privileges herein granted 
shall terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null and void if said grantee, his 
heirs, executors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantee shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago 
in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000.00), with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance, 
and conditioned further to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all loss, damage, ex- 
pense, cost or liability of any kind 
whatsoever which may be suffered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city for or by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordinance, 
or for or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by said grantee herein 
by virtue or the authority herein given, 
and conditioned further to comply with 
all the terms and conditions of this or- 
dinance. 



Said bond and the liabilities of the 
sureties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance said bond shall not be in 
full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. ' 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of 
any track connecting with the above 
switch track which has been constructed 
and is now being maintained without 
authority from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of same and the 
bond hereinabove mentioned shall be 
filed with the City Clerk within thirty 
(30) days of the passage hereof. 



Aid. Egan moved to proceed to the con- 
sideration of the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, West Division 
on an ordinance authorizing William 
Schimberg to construct, etc., a canopy 
over sidewalk, deferred and published 
November 30, 1908, page 1923. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Egan moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Eichert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
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Roberts, Fisber, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Eaee, Forsberg — 63. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Tbe following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to William Schim- 
berg, his heirs, executors and assigns, 
to construct, maintain and use a canopy 
over the sidewalk in Milwaukee avenue 
from the building known as 237 Mil- 
waukee avenue, which canopy shall be 
constructed of incombustible material. 1 
Said icanopy shall not exceed ten (10) 
feet in length, nor extend more than 
fourteen (14) feet beyond the face of 
the building, and the lowest portion of 
same shall not be less than twelve (12) 
feet above the surface of the sidewalk 
at that point as shown on plan attached 
to this ordinance, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part hereof. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with the plans 
and specifications which shall first be 
approved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the Fir'e Marshal of the 
City of Chicago, a copy of which plans 
and specifications stall at all times be 
kept on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and no permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to 
be done in and about the iconstruction 
of said canopy herein authorized until 
such plans and specifications have first 
been submitted to and approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works and said 
Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordi- 



nance, or at any time prior thereto in 
the discretion of the Mayor. In case 
of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted, by lapse of time or by 
the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, 
or otherwise, said grantee, his heirs, 
executors or assigns, shall remove said 
canopy without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago, 
provided, that in the event of the fail- 
ure, neglect or refusal on the part of 
said grantee, his heirs, executors, or as- 
signs, to remove said canopy when di- 
rected so to do, the City of Chicago 
may proceed to remove same and charge 
the expense thereof to said grantee, his 
heirs, executors ot assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted and as com- 
pensation therefor said William Schim- 
berg, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
shall pay to the City of Chicago, as 
long as the privileges herein authorized 
are being enjoyed, the sum of twenty- 
five dollars ($25.00) per year, payable 
annually in advance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter, provided 
that if default is made in the payment 
of any of the installments of compensa- 
ation herein provided for, the privileges 
herein granted shall immediately termi- 
nate and this ordinance shall become 
null and void. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall have first been is- 
sued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works authorizing such work to pro- 
ceed, and no permit shall issue until the 
first annual payment herein provided for 
has been made at the office of the City 
Collector of the City of Chicago and a 
bond has been executed by the said 
grantee in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars ($10,000,00), with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 
tioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago' from any 



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and all damages, cost, expense or liabil- 
ity of any kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which it may be put to or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said city by reason of or 
on account of the permission and au- 
thority herein granted, or the exercise 
by the said grantee herein, his heirs, 
executors or assigns, of the permission 
and authority herein given; and condi- 
tioned further for the faithful observ- 
ance and performance of all and singu- 
lar the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
, life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be kept in full force, then the privi- 
leges and authority herein granted shall 
thereupon icease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within thirty (30) 
days of the passage hereof. 



Aid. Egan moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of Grreeley court and of alleys 
in the blocks bounded by Austin avenue, 
Kinzie street, May street and Noble 
street; in the block bounded by Austin 
avenue, Desplaines street and Milwau- 
kee avenue, and also in the block bound- 
ed by Front street, Sangamjon street. 
Carpenter street and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company's right 
of way, deferred and published Decem- 
ber- 7, 1908, page 1986. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Egan moved to amend the ordi- 
nance as printed in the Journal of the 



meeting held December 7, 1908', as fol- 
lows : 

Insert the foUowirig after the word 
"vacated" at the end of Section 1, page 
1988: "and closed^ inasmuch as said 
alleys are no longer required for public 
purposes and the public interest will be 
subserved by their vacation." 

Insert after the word "block" in line 
seventeen, left hand column of page 1990, 
the word "pavement." 

Insert after the word "paving" in line 
one, left-band column of page 1990, the 
words "the returns." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Egan moved to pass the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and the ordi- 
nance, as amended, was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

'Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That part of the north 
and south public alley east of and 
adjoining the east line of Lots thirty 
(30) to thirty-four (34), both inclusive, 
excepting the north sixteen (16) feet 
of said Lot thirty (30), and west of and 
adjoining the west line of Lots thirty- 
five (35) to thirty-nine (39), both in- 
clusive, excepting the north sixteen (16) 



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feet of said Lot thirty-nine (39); also 
all of the east and . west public alley 
south of and adjoining the south line 
of Lots one (1) to fourteen (14), both 
inclusive, and north of and adjoining the 
north line of Lot forty-three (43) and 
of Lots fifty-one (51) to fifty-nine (59), 
both inclusive; also all of the north and 
south public alley east of and adjoining 
the east line of Lots forty-three (43) 
to fifty (50), both inclusive, and west 
of and adjoining the west line of Lot 
fifty-one (51), all in Block seven (7) 
in the subdivision of Blocks six (6) and 
seven (7) of Assessors' Division of the 
east half (E. Vz) of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. %), Section eight (8), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian; also 

All of the east and west public alley 
south of and adjoining the south line of 
Lots thirty-eight (38) to forty-one (41), 
both inclusive, and north of and adjoin- 
ing the north line of Lot forty-two (42) ; 
also that part of the north and south 
public alley west of and adjoining the 
west line of Lots one ( 1 ) to five ( 5 ) , 
both inclusive, excepting the south fifteen 
(15) feet of said Lot five (5), and east 
of and adjoining the east line of Lot 
twenty-eight (28), excepting the south 
fourteen (14) feet thereof, all in the 
Subdivision of Lot "E" of Qook County 
Circuit Court Partition of the northwest 
quarter ( N. W. % ) of Section eight 
(8), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Ra.nge fourteen ( 14 ) , East of the Third 
- Principal Meridian, and Subdivision of 
-Block one (1), of said Lot "E"; also, 

All of the north and south, public al- 
„ ley east of and adjoining the east line 
of Lots one (1) to five (5), both in- 
clusive, and west of and adjoining the 
'west line of Lot twenty-three (23), all 
in Circuit Court Partition of three (3) 
acres in the southwest comer of the 
northeast quarter (N. E. 14) of Section 
eight (8), Township thirty-nine (39) 
; North, Range fourteen ( 14) , East of the 



Third Principal Meridian, and east of and 
adjoining the east line of Lots nine (9) 
to sixteen (16), both inclusive, and west 
of and adjoining the west line of Lots 
seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and nine- 
teen (19), all in Colgate's Resubdivision 
of Lots six (6) to fourteen (14), both 
inclusive, of aforementioned Circuit Court 
Partition of three (3) acres, etc.; also, 

All of the public alley east and south- 
easterly of the east and southeasterly 
lines respectively of Lots three (3), 
four (4), five (5) and six (6), and west 
and northwesterly of the west and north- 
westerly lines, respectively, of Lots seven 
(7) and eight (8), all in the Resubdi- 
vision of Block seventy-two (72) in Rus- 
sell, Mather & Roberts' Addition to Chi- 
cago in Section nine (9), Township 
thirty-nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), Efeist of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian; also, 

All of the public alleys and public 
court known as "Greely court" in the 
Chicago Land Company's Subdivision of 
Lots seven (7), ten (10) and eleven 
(11), and that part of Lots three (3) 
and six (6) lying south of railroad in 
Block eight (8), Wight's Addition to 
Chicago and that part of Block three 
(3) in Elston Addition to Chicago lying 
north of the south one hundred (100) 
feet thereof and south of the railroad, 
all in Section five (5), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, ex- 
cept that this ordinance shall not vacate 
that portion of the north and south pub- 
lic alley east of and adjoining the east 
line of Lots two (2) and three (3), and 
west of and adjoining the west line of 
Lots ten (10) and eleven (11) which lie 
south of a curved line convex to the 
northeast and having a radius of one 
thousand three hundred forty- five and 
eighty-nine one -hundredths (1,345.89) 
feet, running across such north and south, 
alley from a point in the west line of 
said Lot ten (10), twelve and fifty- 
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the northwest corner of said Lot ten 
(10) to a point in the east line of said 
Lot three (3), three and fifty-six one- 
hundredths (3.56) feet south of the 
northeast corner thereof, said Lots two 
(2), three (3), ten (10) and eleven 
(11), being in aforementioned Chicago 
Land Company's Subdivision, etc., etc., 
said alleys and parts of alleys and said 
Greely court, being further described as 
the south one hundred nine (109) feet, 
more or less, of the north and south pub- 
lic alley in the block bounded by Austin 
avenue, West Kinzie street, Noble street 
and North Ada street; also all of the 
public alleys in the block bounded by 
Austin avenue, West Kinzie street, North 
Ada street and North Elizabeth street; 
also the north one hundred ten (110) feet, 
more or less, of the first north and south 
public alley west of North Centre avenue 
in the block bounded by Austin avenue, 
West Kinzie street. North Elizabeth 
street and North Centre avenue ; also all 
of the first north and south public al- 
ley east of North Centre avenue and also 
the west seven (7) feet, more or less, 
of the east and west public alley both 
in the block bounded by Austin avenue, 
West Kinzie street, North Centre avenue 
and North May street; also all of the 
north and south and northeasterly and 
southwesterly public alley in the block 
bounded by Austin avenue, Milwaukee 
avenue and North Desplaines street; also 
all of the public alleys and all of Greely 
court in the block bounded by the south- 
erly line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railroad, Front 
street, North Carpenter street and North 
Sangamon street, excepting the south 
thirty-seven and forty-eight one-hun- 
dredths (37.48) feet, measured on the 
east line, and the south forty -six and 
forty-four one -hundredths (46.44) feet 
measured on the west line, of the north 
and south public alley in aforementioned 
block, all as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" upon the 
plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 



of this ordinance^ be and the same are 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
said alleys are no longer required for 
public purposes and the public interest 
will be subserved by their vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway Qompany shall within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance dedicate to the public and open up 
for public use as streets and alleys in the 
manner and form prescribed by law the 
following described property: The north 
sixteen (16) feet of Lot thirty (30), 
Block seven (7), in the subdivision of 
Blocks six (6) and seven (7) of As- 
sessors' Division of the east half (E, i/^) 
of the northwest quarter (N. W. %) of 
Section eight (8), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range fourteen (14), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian; also. 

The south fifteen (15) feet of Lot 
five ( 5 ) ; also that part of Lot twenty- 
eight (28) described as follows, to-wit: 

Commencing at the southeast corner 
of said Lot twenty-eight (28), running 
thence north along the east line of said 
Lot twenty-eight (28) a distance of 
fourteen (14) feet; running thence 
southwesterly in a straight line to a 
point in the south line of said Lot 
twenty-eight (28), fourteen (14) feet 
west of the southeast corner thereof; 
running thence .east along the south line 
of said Lot twenty-eight (28) to place 
of beginning, said Lots five (5) and 
twenty-eight (28), both being in the sub- 
division of Lot "E" of Cook County Gr- 
cuit Court Partition of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. %) of Section eight (8) 
and subdivision of Block one (1) of said 
Lot "E". 

Also that part of Lots three (3) to 
ten (10), both inclusive, described as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

Commencing at a point in the south 
line of Lot nine (9), ninety (90) feet 
east of the southwest corner thereof; 



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running thence northwesterly in a 
straight line to the northwest corner of 
Lot three ( 3 ) ; running thence south 
along the west line of said Lots three 

( 3 ) to nine ( 9 ) , to the southwest corner 
of said Lot nine ( 9 ) ; running thence 
east along the south line of said Lot 
nine (9) to place of beginning; also, 

The east eighteen (18) feet of Lots 
seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and nine- 
teen (19), all of above mentioned lots 
being in Colgate's Resubdivision of Lots 
six (6) to fourteen (14) in Circuit Court 
Partition of three (3) acres in the south- 
west corner of the northeast quarter 
(N. E. 14) of Section eight (8), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range four- 
teen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian; also. 

That part of Lots three (3) and four 

(4) described as follows, to-wit: 

Commencing at a point in the east 
line of said Lot three (3), three and 
fifty-six one-hundredths (3.56) feet 
south of the northeast comer thereof; 
running thence northwesterly on a curved 
line convex to the northeast and hav- 
ing a radius of one thousand three hun- 
dred forty-five and eighty-nine one-hun- 
dredths (1,345.89) feet to a point six- 
teen (16) feet north of the south line 
and thirty-six and forty-seven one-hun- 
dredths (36.47) feet west of the east 
line of said Lot four (4) ; running 
thence west on a line sixteen (16) feet 
north of and parallel to the south line 
of said Lot four (4) to the west line 
thereof; running thence south along the 
west line of said Lot four (4) to the 
southwest corner thereof; running thence 
east along the south line of said Lot 
four (4), to a point forty and fourteen 
one-hundredths (40.14) feet west of the 
southeast corner thereof; running thence 
southeasterly along a curved line con- 
vex to the northeast and having a radius 
of one thousand three hundred twenty- 
nine and eighty-nine one-hundredths 
(1,329.89) feet, to a point in the east 
line of said Lot three (3), three and 



thirteen one-hundredths (3.13) feet north 
of the southeast corner thereof; running 
thence north along the east line of said 
Lot three (3) to place of beginning; said 
Lots three (3) and four (4) being in 
Qhicago Land Company's Subdivision of 
Lots seven (7), ten (10) and eleven 
(11), and that part of Lots three (3) 
and six (6) lying south of railroad in 
Block eight (8), Wight's Addition to 
Chicago, and that part of Block three 
(3), Elston's Addition to Chicago lying 
north of the south one hundred (100) 
feet thereof and south of railroad, all 
in Section five (5), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; all 
as colored in yellow and indicated by the 
words "To be dedicated" upon the afore- 
mentioned plat hereto attached and made 
a part hereof; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) 
toward a fund for the payment and satis- 
faction of any and all claims for damages 
which may be caused by the vacations 
herein provided for; and further shall 
. within sixty (60) days of the passage 
of this ordinance deposit with the City 
of Chicago a sum sufficient in the judg- 
ment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to defray all cost of paving the 
returns and curbing the returns into the 
alleys herein dedicated similar to the 
paving and curbing in the adjoining 
street in the same block, and to construct 
sidewalk and curb across entrances to 
alleys herein vacated similar to the 
sidewalk and curbing adjoining in the 
same block; said work to be done un- 
der the supervision and to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works at the sole expense of said Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany; and further shall within twelve 
( 12 ) months of the passage of 
this ordinance improve with six (6) foot 
concrete walk, limestone curb and No. 
1 dressed granite block pavement upon 
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city specifications to the satisfaction and 
a*pproval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the following described property 
herein dedicated for street purposes; 
that portion of Lots three (3) to ten 
(10), both inclusive, commencing at a 
point in the south line of Lot nine (9), 
ninety (90) feet east of the southwest 
corner thereof; running thence north- 
westerly in a straight line to the north- 
west corner of Lot three (3); running 
thence south along the west line of said 
Lots three (3) to nine (9) to the south- 
west corner of said Lot nine (9); run- 
ning thence east along the south line of 
said Lot nine (9) to place of beginning, 
all of the above mentioned lots being in 
Colgate's Resubdivision of Lots six (6) 
to fourteen (14) in Circuit Court Parti- 
tion of three acres in the southwest cor- 
ner of the northeast quarter (N. E. %) 
of Section eight (8), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section 2 hereof, provided that 
said Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance file for rec- 
ord in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance and a plat prop- 
erly executed and acknowledged showing 
the vacations and dedications herein pro- 
vided for. 

Aid. Lipps moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the select 
Committee on Track Elevation on an ordi- 
nance extending the time for the com- 
pletion of the elevation of the roadbed 
and tracks of the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company under ordi- 
nance of July 7, 1902, deferred and pub- 
lished December 7, -1908, page 1993. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 



The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Jones, Egan, Scully, Hurt, . 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Bowler, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, 
Kohout, Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance requiring the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 
road Company, the Pittsburg, Cincin- 
nati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company, the Chicago Junction Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company, the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany, and the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railway Company, respec- 
tively, to change the plane of certain 
of their railway tracks within the City 
of Chicago, passed July 7th, 1902, and 
published on pages 932 to 964, both in- 
clusive, of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1902-3, ,and 
amended September 22d, 1902, and pub- 
lished on pages 1066 and 1067 of the 
Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1902-3, and amended June 24th, 
1907, and published on pages 736 to 
738, both inclusive, of the Official 
Records of the Council Proceedings of 
the City of Chicago for the year 1907- 
8, and amended April 27th, 1908, and 
published on pages 102 to 107, both in- 
clusive, of the Official Records of the 



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Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1908-9, and 
amended June 8th, 1908, and published 
on pages 557 and 558 of the Official 
Records of the Council Proceedings of 
the City of Chicago for the year 1908- 
9, and amended June 29th, 1908, and 
published on pages 939 to 943, both 
inclusive, of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1908-9, and fur- 
ther amended July 17th, 1908, and 
published on pages 1281 to 1284, both 
inclusive, of the Official Records of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of Chi- 
cago for the year' 1908-9. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 14 and 16 
of an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance 
requiring the Chicago, Burlington' and 
Quincy Railroad Company, the Pittsburg, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Junction Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company, the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railway Company, respectively, to 
change the plane of certain of their rail- 
way tracks within the City of Chicago," 
passed July 7th, 1902, and published on 
pages 932 to 964, botti inclusive, of the 
Official Records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City oi Chicago for the yeai* 
1902-3, and amended September 22nd, 
1902, and published on pages 1066 and 
1067 of the Official Records of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings of the City of Chicago 
for the year 190'2-3, and amended June 
24th, 1907, and published on pages 736 
to 738, both inclusive, of the Official 
Records of the Council Proceedings of the 
City of Chicago for the year 1907-8, and 
amended April 27th, 1908, and published 
on pages 102 to 107, both inclusive, of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1908-9, and amended June 8th, 1908, 
and published on pages 557 and 558 of 



the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1908-9, and amended June 29th, 
1908, and published on pages 939 to 943, 
both inclusive, of the Official Recor'ds of 
the Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1908-9, and further 
amended July 17th, 1908, and published 
on pages 1281 to 1284, both inclusive, of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago for the 
year 1908-9, be and the same is hereby 
amended so that they shall hereafter 
read as follows : 

"Section' 14. The Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company, the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and the Chicago Terminal Transfei* 
Railroad Company, who are required to 
elevate their tracks, shall commence the 
work of such elevation after the Metro- 
politan West Side Elevated Railway 
Company's elevated road shall be raised 
at the crossing of that road, over the pro- 
posed elevated tracks of the above three 
named railroad and railway companies to 
the elevation required by Section' 13 of 
this ordinance; provided this ordinance 
shall have been accepted by the said 
above mentioned railroad and railway 
companies hereby required to elevate 
their tracks. 

After such work has commenced the 
same shall be fully and finally completed 
on or before the thirty-first day of De- 
cember", A. D. 1909, unless prevented by 
strike or strikes, or restrained by in- 
junction' or other order or process of a 
court of competent jurisdiction. The 
time during which said railroad and rail- 
way companies shall be prevented by 
strike or strikes, or legal proceedings, as 
aforesaid, shall be added to the time 
hereby limited for the completion of said 
work; provided said railroad and rail- 
way companies give notice to the Cor- 
portion Counsel of the City of Chicago 
of the institution of said legal proceed- 
ings. The City of Chicago shall there- 
upon have the right to intervene in any 



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suit or proceeding brought by any person 
or per'sons seeking to enjoin or to re- 
strain, or in any manner interfere with 
the prosecution of said work and move 
for a dissolution of said injunction and 
restraining order, and for any other 
proper order in such suit." 

"Section 16. The entire work to be done 
under the terms of this ordinance by the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 
Company, the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company and the Chicago Ter- 
minal Transfer Railroad Company shall 
be fully and finally completed on or be- 
fore the thirty-first day of December, A. 
D. 1909, except that the time during 
which any of said railroad and r'ailway 
companies shall be prevented from work 
by strike or strikes, and the time during 
which it, or they, shall be restrained by 
injunction or other or'der or process of 
a court of competent jurisdiction of 
which it, or they, shall have given notice 
to the Corporation Counsel of the City 
of Chicago, and the time in excess of 
ninety (90) days from the filing of the 
agreement mentioned in Section 19, the 
structures and tracks of the Metropolitan 
West Side Elevated Railroad Company 
shall have been raised as hereinbefore de- 
scribed in Section 13 of this ordinance, 
to a height of not less than twenty (20) 
feet above the elevated tracks hereby re- 
quired and the time during which any 
of said companies required by this ordi- 
nance to elevate their respective roadbeds 
and tracks may be delayed in such work 
without its or their own fault, in conse- 
quence of any other of said companies to 
do the work by this ordinance required 
of it, or them, or in consequence of the 
failure of any street railway company or 
corporation to grade or pave any part 
of any subway or approach required to 
be graded or paved, shall be added to the 
date herein fixed for the completion of 
said work." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage; pro- 
vided, however, this ordinance shall be 



null and void unless the Chicago afld 
Northwestern Railway Company and the 
Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 
Company and the sureties on the bonds 
given by said companies as pr'ovided for 
in Section 8, Paragraph 1 of the original 
ordinance of July 7th, 1902, shall also 
within fifteen (15) days after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance file in writing with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
their acceptance of this amendment, in 
order to guarantee the faithful perform- 
ance of the provisions of this ordinance; 
and unless the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company and the Chicago Ter- 
minal Tl-'ansfer Railroad Company shall 
through their duly authorized officers file 
with the City Clerk of the City of Chi- 
cago within fifteen (15) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, agreements 
duly executed, whereby said railroad and 
railway companies shall undertake to 
do and perform all the matters and 
things required of them by this ordinance 
to be performed, and all the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 7th, 1902, and 
the amendatory ordinances of Septem- 
ber 22nd, 1902, June 24th, 1907, April 
27th, 190i8, June 8th, 1908, June 29th, 
1908, and July 17th, 1908, shall apply to 
all things provided for and embraced in 
this ordinance, unless herein otherwise 
specified; and the rights, obligations, 
powers and duties of the City of Chi- 
cago, the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company and the Chi- 
cago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 
Company shall be construed the same in 
all respects as if said ordinance of July 
7tli, 1902, and the amendatory ordinances 
of September 22nd, 1902, June 24th, 
1907, April 27th, 1908, June 8th, 1908, 
June 29th, 1908, and July 17th, 1908, 
had originally contained all the matters 
and things contained in this amendatory 
ordinance. 

Provided, further, however, that if any ' 
company that failed to accept the orig- 
inal ordinance shall also fail to file its 



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acceptance of this amendment within the 
time herein specified, such failure shall 
not render void or impair any of the 
rights, duties or privileges hereunder of 
those railroad and railway companies 
that accepted the original ordinance and 
that shall accept this amendment, so long 
as they shall perform the matters and 
things expressly required by this ordi- 
nance. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

. MOTIONS TO TAKE FEOM FILE. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the claim of 
William J. English, placed on file Oc- 
tober 26th, 1908, be taken from file and 
recommitted to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. O'Connell moved that the claim 



of T. Moroney, placed on file November 
9th, 1908, be taken from file and recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tinsman moved that the claim of 
Mrs. L. A. Milliken for compensation for 
installing water service, placed on file 
October 19th, 1908, be taken from file 
and recommitted to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Scully moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, De- 
cember 21, 1908, at 7:30 P. M. 



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CITY CUERK. 



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JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, December 21, 1908. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority tof the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
December 24, 1908. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Richert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Hurt, Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, 
Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kruger, 
Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stew- 
art, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten', Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, 
Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, 
Golombiewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Ko- 
hout, Nolan, Race and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. Fisher. 



QUOEUM. 

At 7:30 o'clock, a quorum being pres- 
ent, the MayiQir called the Council to 
order. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, December 14, 1908, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works, 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presf^nt'f^d ? report from His 
Honor, the Mayor, epntaining a list of 



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the names of persons released from the 
House of Correction during the week 
ending December 19, 1908, together with 
the cause of each release. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report 
be published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed, and it was so 
ordered. 

The following is the report: 

Mayor's Office, | 
City of Chicago, December 21, 1908. j 
Honorable City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law I 
hereby report to your Honorable Body 
the names of per^ns imprisoned for 
violation of city ordinances, who have 
beeii released by me during the week 
ending December 19, 1908, together with 
the cause of such release: 

John Enright, released for M. Mc- 
Inerney. 

Alfonso Funny, released for C. H. Du- 
vall. 

Jas. Gavin, released im H, A. Free- 
man. 

Theo. Hawarke, released for Aid. Clet- 
tenberg. 

P. Kelly, released for M. C. Friel. 
P. H. McAuliff, released for wife. 
Jos. Streck, released for Aid. McKenna. 
Geo. B. Johnson, released for wife. 
Ed. Stern, released for Jas. A. Quinn. 
A. D. Stewart, released for Jas. Kahn. 
Jas. McDonough, released for Jas. 
Duffy. 

Geo. Hall, released for mother. 
Gerald Short, released for Aid. Scully. 
John Kildea, released for mother. 
Fred Dahum, released for John Hader- 
lein. 

Alex Horosievicz, released for wife. 
Geo. Boyle, released for Aid. Sitts. 
Michael Maroney^ rsleased for father. 
Frank Lorkowski, released for wife. 



Michael Moran, released for Aid. Dow- 
ney. 

Josephine Johnson, released for hus- 
band. 

John Govney, released for wife. 

Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Wihich was ordered placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, whjch 
was referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Mayor's Office,] 
Chicago, December 21, 1908, j 
To the HonoraUe, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — The attention of this of- 
fice has been repeatedly called to the fact 
that some offices in the City Hall open 
at 9 A. M. while others open at 8 A. 
M. for the transaction of public busi- 
ness. It is my opinion that the hours of 
employment for city employes should be 
uniform and I recommend that the re- 
spective city offices be open for busi- 
ness from 8 A. M. until 5 P. M. with 
the further provision that they close at 
12 o'clock noon in order that the em- 
ployes may go to luncheon at the same 
time, and that they reopen promptly at 
1 P. M., except on Saturday, when pro- 
vision has been made by your Honorable 
Body that the employes be given a half 
holiday, beginning at 12 o'clock. 

Complaint has frequently been made at 
this office that the luncheon schedule, ex- 
tending as I am informed it does, from 
about 11:30 A. M. until 2 P. M., seri- 
ously cripples the transaction of busi- 
ness during that time. 

I respectfully recommend that this 
communication be referred to such com- 
mittee as your Honorable Body may di- 
rect to consider this subject. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 



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CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk presented the follow- 
ing report of acceptances, bonds, etc., 
under ordinances, filed in his office since 
the last preceding meeting of the Coun- 
cil: 

Acceptance and bond, E. L. Roberts & 
Co., ordinance of November 30th, cov- 
ered passageway ( filed December 16 ) . 

Acceptances by surety on bond of C. 
fc N. W. Ry., and by C. & N. W. Ry., 
under ordinance of November 23d, track 
elevation (filed December 21). 

Which was ordered published and 
placed on file. 

ALSO^ 

The following communications, which 
were referred to the Committee on Li- 
cense : 

Chicago, 111., December 21, 1908. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — The present ordinances 
of the city with reference to Sales Stable 
Licenses are in need of slight amend- 
ment to bring them into uniformity with 
other license ordinances. 

The original ordinance providing for 
the licensing and regulation of sales 
stables provided for the payment of the 
full annual fee by all applicants. As the 
ordinance w^as passed in December, 1906, 
it seemed unfair that applicants should 
pay the full fee, $25.00, for the remain- 
ing portion of the license year, w^hich 
would end April 30, 1907. Accordingly 
your Honorable Body on February 4, 
1907, passed an ordinance amending 
Section 4 of the ordinance of December 
3d, providing for the issuance of sale 
stable licenses for a period of three (3) 
months upon payment of a fee of $6.25. ■' 

The said amendatory ordinance is still 
in force, and under its provisions, owing 
to its peculiar wording, no license for 
sale stables can issue except for three- 
month periods. As the measure was 
clearly intended as a temporary one, I 
respectfully suggest that it be 'given due 



consideration, to the end that it may be 
be brought into uniformity with other 
similar ordinances now in force. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jno. R. McCabe, 

City Clerk. 



Chicago, 111., December 17, 1908. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg to call your atten- 
tion to the fact that the ordinances of 
the city require that all vehicles used in 
certain classes of business shall have af- 
fixed thereto metal plates bearing the 
number of the licenses under which such 
vehicles are operated. The ordinances 
further require that the City Clerk shall 
distribute all such 'plates free of charge 
with the licenses as issued. 

Previous to July of this year the fees 
for licenses for the said classes of busi- 
ness were rated at so much per vehicle. 
In July your Honorable Body made 
numerous changes in license fees, and, 
although the fees for some of the said 
licenses are still rated at so much per 
vehicle, in certain other cases a "flat" 
fee has been fixed, irrespective of the 
number of vehicles to be used. For exam- 
ple:^ A garage keeper now pays a "flat" 
fee of $25.00 yearly; a livery stable 
keeper, $10.00; retail ice dealer, $10.00; 
a composition roofer, $10.00; and a pub- 
lic cart man using an automobile, 
$15.00. The changes here noted are em- 
bodied in Sections 2377c, 2370, 1146, 
2348 and 2012, respectively, as amended 
in July, 1908. 

Under these ordinances, as they now 
stand, the license plates which the City 
Clerk is required to give free of charge 
with certain licenses (e. g., ice dealers', 
livery stable keepers' and garage keep- 
ers' licenses, etc.,) frequently exceed in 
cost the fees received for the licenses. 

I therefore respectfully suggest that 
the subject be given' consideration by 
your Honorable Body, to the end that 



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the revenues of the city may be properly 
protected. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jno. R. MoCabe, 

City Clerk^ 

Chicago, 111., December 21, 1908. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I desire to call your at- 
tention to certain inconsistencies in the 
general ordinances of the city with ref- 
erence to prorating license fees. 

There are some licenses for which the 
full annual fee is demanded, irrespective 
of the time the license is taken out. 
Among these are the pawn brokers', auc- 
tioneers' and cigarette dealers' licenses. 

Some licenses are issued throughout 
the year for which the fees charged de- 
pend upon: the number of days the li- 
censes are to run. Among these are the 
vehicle licenses ("wheel tax"), hotel li- 
censes and amusement licenses (10th 
class) . 

Again, there are licenses, notably the 
wholesale liquor dealers' licenses, which 
are prorated from the first day of the 
month in which such licenses are taken 
out. 

Again, there are licenses for which 
the full annual fee is charged before 
November 1st of each year, and one-half 
the full fee after November 1st. 

Again, there are licenses issued for pe- 
riods of three months, and some for pe- 
riods of six months at a time. Still oth- 
ers are issued monthly. 

As many of the differences above 
noted seem to be due not to any special 
design, but rather to a lack of any rigid 
system of uniformity, I suggest that the 
subject be given consideration by your 
Honorable Body. The plan which the ex- 
perience of the office indicates to be the 
most practical and satisfactory, par- 
ticularly as regards clerical work in con- 
nection therewith, is the 'prorating of li- 
censes from the first day of the month in 
tvhich a license is issued, with a mini- 



mum fee of one-fourth the annual rate. 
This minimum seems advisable for the 
reason that the actual cost of issuing a 
license is the same, irrespective of the 
fee charged therefor. 

This plan could be made to apply to 
all licenses for which there is no special 
reason for making particular regula- 
tions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jno. Ro McCaee, 



City Clerk. 



also. 



A communication from the Tenth Ward 
Tax Payers' Association protesting 
against a proposed increase in salaries 
of Municipal Court Judges, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

Claims as follows: Theo. A. J. Huf- 
meyer, Mrs. Isabelle Magoon, Ferdi- 
nand W. Peck, Jr., and Fred Wilhelm 
for rebates of water taxes; John J. 
Mitchell for refund of overpayment for 
license ; Henry C. Starr for refund ol 
overpayment for license, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port from the City Collector, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 
Collector's Office, | 
Chicago, December 21, 1908. j 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — I respectfully forward 
herewith the names of the organizations 
.to whom special permits were issued 
(under the ordinance of June 11, 1906) 
to operate bars at the addresses set op- 
posite their names, since the last preced- 
ing meeting of your Honorable Body. 
Very truly yours, 

E. J. Magerstadt, 
City Collector. 



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Dalibor Singing Society, 1619 West 
23(i street. 

Echeskal Lodge, 0. B. A., 444 West 
Taylor street. 

Jewish Socialistic Publishing Co., 444 
West Taylor street. 

A. A. A. Roumanian Lodge, 0. B. A., 
444 West Taylor street. 

Russian Social Democratic Society, 444 
West Taylor street. 

Western Sport Ben. Assn., 990 West 
19th street. 

Boot and Shoe Workers Union, 324 
East Division street. 

Hungarian Ben. Society, 585 Centre 
avenue. 

North Side Socialist Ben. Assn., 162 
North Clark street. 

Eagle Athletic Assn., 53d and Ashland 
avenue. 

Knights and Ladies of Security, 53d 
and Ashland avenue. 

Minnehaha Athletic Assn., 53d and 
Ashland avenue. 

St. Rephals Oourt, No. 722, 53d and 
Ashland avenue. 

Hungarian Aid Society, 673-5 Grand 
avenue. 

Radveatislof Society, 3000- Union ave- 
nue. 

Dvur Ladimir Klacel, C. A. L., 823 
South As'hland avenue. 

Sokol Myroslaw Tyrs, 1116 South Ked- 
zie avenue. 

S. S. Fishing and Hunting Assn., 43d 
and State streets. 

Young Men's Beneficial Society, 862 
West Division street. 

Division No. 41, A. 0. H., 1657 West 
69th street. 

Drivers Ben. Association, 447 West 
Taylor street. 

Svithiod Lodge Singing Club, 109 
Chicago avenue. 

Chosen Friend Lodge, 876 Milwaukee 
avenue. 



Koerner Lodge, 876 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Carp. Benevolent and Aid Society, 400 
West l'8th street. 

Corinthian Foot Ball Club, 936 West 
12th street. 

Deutscher Krieger Verein of Chicago, 
North avenue and Halsted stret. 

Cragin B. B. Club, 40th court and 
North avenue. 

Albemarle Athletic Assn., Coliseum 
Annex. 

Bachelors Benev. Assn., 27 North Clark 

street. 

Bohemian Bakers Union, 592 West 
18th street. 

Peoria Star Benev. Assn., 179 North 
Sangamon street. 

Margaretheu Ladies Benefit Society, 
3417 Halsted street. 

Turn Verein Freiheit, 3417 Halsted 

street. 

St. Francis Society, 3417 Halsted 
street. 

Lithuanian Clerks Assn., 3417 South 
Halsted street. 

Webster Benevolent and Aid Society, 
401 East Webster avenue. 

White Wing Benev. Assn., 710 Blue 
Island avenue. 

Belmont Legion, No. 71, S. K. of A., 
1351 Diversey boulevard. 

West Side Ben. Assn., 21st and Blue 
Island avenue. 

Montrose Social Club, 621 Blue Island 
avenue. 

Tow Olrana Polski Society, 102 Wade 
street. 

Chicago Lodge, No. 43, B. P. 0. E., 
22d and Wabash avenue. 

Manhattan Club, 2543 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Grosse Clothiers Ath. Club, 501 West 
North avenue. 

Bellevue Fraternity, 1566 West 22d 
street. 



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South Side Club, 3140 Indiana avenue. 
Ct. Emanuel, C. 0. F., 1566 West 22d 
street. 

Holy ISIother of Good Advice, 1566 
West 22d street. 

Deutscher Militar Gesang Verein, 289 
Armitage avenue. 

Sbor Ottokar Benev. Assn., 1116 South 
Kedzie avenue. 

Bohus Laii Society, 456 31st street. 
Dalleys Ben. Association, 686 West 
Taylor street. 

Golden Star Lodge, No. 391, 0. B. A., 
686 West Taylor street. 

Hungarian Literary Club, 686 West 
Taylor street. 

The West Side Drill Team, 324 East 
Division street. 

Marks Nathan Jewish Orphan Home, 
Coliseum. 

West Chicago Club Society, 50 Throop 
street. 

Pilgrim Outing Club, 200 West Di- 
vision street. 

Dobrezinsker Cong., Milwaukee anjd 
Ashland avenues. 

Edgewater Benevolent Club, 4340 
North Clark street. 

Workingmen's Circle Branch 65, 501 
West North avenue. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented duplicate payrolls, 
submitted by the City Comptroller, for 
the month of November, 1908, and the re- 
port of the Comptroller showing the 
financial condition of the City, etc., for 
the month ending September 30, 1908, 
which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port submitted by the Commissioner of 



Public Works, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Mclnerney, ordered published and 
referred to the Committee on Finance: 
Depahtment of Public Wokks,| 
Chicago, December 21, 1908.^ 
To the HonoraUe, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen— Referring to the order of 
your Honorable Body, asking for the 
number of miles of macadam streets in 
each ward, and, if possible, the ap- 
proximate cost of sprinkling said streets 
with crude oil, I beg to advise you: 

I have had an investigation made and 
find that crude oil, such as is used by the 
Lincoln Park Commissioners, will cost 
about four cents per gallon, and that 
about 2,000 gallons will be needed per 
mile on a 38-foot roadway. On country 
•roads, which average eighteen feet in 
width, it will take about 1,200 gallons. 
It is impossible at this time to estimate 
the total approximate cost as we have no 
means of ascertaining how ofteii during 
the season it would be necessary to use 
the oil, as the use of oil is still in an 
experimental stage. However, this, of 
course, would depend entirely on the 
amount of traffic on a street. I estimate 
that six sprinklers throughout the city 
will take care of all the macadam streets 
and country roads. 

The total of macadam pavements in the 
city amounts to 556.255 miles, divided 
as follows: 
Wards. Miles. 

1 3 

2 3.70 

3 •• 5. 

4 .125 

5 3.66 

6 37.125 

7 52. 

8 .*' 33. 

9 25 

10 

11 • 13 

12 1-83 

13 34 



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Wards. Miles. 

14 1.93 

15 1.25 

16 21 

17 04 

18 18 

19 

20 1.33 

21 1.25 

22 . . . . : 1. 

23 1.75 

24 3.62 

25 67. 

26 37.62 

27 34. 

28 ' . . 4.5 

2d 9.75 

30 6.62 

31 36.125 

32 82. 

33 68.85 

34 27.44 

35 32.33 

Total miles 556.255 

Respectfully submitted, 

John J. Hanberg, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
By Paul Redieske, 
Deputy Commissioner. 
also, 
A verification report on petitions con- 
taining frontage consents for a street 
railway on South Chicago avenue, from 
Vincennes avenue to South Park avenue, 
showing the following summary: 
Recapitulation. 

Total property frontage. 1,606.40 ft. 

Majority of which is 803.21 ft. 

Total frontage 

signed 875.10 ft. 

Total frontage re- 
jected 0.00 ft. 

Total frontage veri- 

. fied 875.10 ft. 875.10 ft. 

Surplus 71.89 ft. 

Which was ordered placed on file. 



also. 

An ordinance establishing numbers, lo- 
cations and elevations of certain concrete 
standard bench monuments. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Foreman moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The miction prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Peinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the number to be given to 
certain: concrete standard bench monu- 
ments herein described; their location 
in sundry streets in the City oif Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Hli- 
nois; and the exact elevation above 
city datum of the bench point in each 
m,onument; said bench point being 
the top of the copper rod showing at 
the surface of the concrete under the 
iron cover. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That concrete standard 
bench monuments numbered 112, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 
and 132 be and the same are hereby de- 



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scribed, located and established as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twelve (112) located at a point three 
(3) feet south of the north line of West 
79th street and three (3) feet west of 
the east line of South Western avenue; 
the bench point thereof (or top of cop- 
per rod showing at the surface of the con- 
crete under the iron cover), having an 
elevation of twenty-nine and seven hun- 
dred and sixty-one thousandths (29.761) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Thirteen (113) located at a point nine 
and five-tenths (9.5) feet south of the 
north line of West 87th street and four 
(4) feet east of the east line of South 
Halsted street; the bench point thereof 
(or top of copper rod showing at the sur- 
face of the concrete under the iron 
cover), having an elevation of seven- 
teen and seven hundred and sixty-six 
thousandths (17.766) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Fourteen (114) located at a point eleven 
and four-tenths (11.4) feet south of the 
north line of West i87th street and nine 
and eight-tenths (9.8) feet west of the 
east line of South Ashland avenue, pro- 
duced from the north; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing at 
the surface of the concrete under the 
iron cover), having an elevation of 
twenty-five and four-hundred thou- 
sandths (25.400) feet above city datum. 
Monument number One Hundred and 
Fifteen (115) located at a point ten and 
eight-tenths (10.8) feet south of the 
north line of 95th street and six {6) feet 
west of the west line of Cottage Grove 
avenue; the bench point thereof (or top 
of copper rod showing at the surface of 
the concrete under the iron cover), hav- 
ing an elevation of ten and three hundred 
and thirty-seven: thousandths (10.337) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 



Sixteen (116) located at a point one hun- 
dred and twenty-six anjd three-tenths 
(126.3) feet west of the east line of 
South State street, produced from the 
north and seventy-eight arid three-tenths 
(78.3) feet south of the north line of 
95th street, produced from the east; the 
bench point thereof (or top of copper 
rod showing at the surface of the con- 
crete under the iron cover), having an 
elevation of fifteen and seven hundred 
and nine thousandths (15.709) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Seventeen (117) located at a point six 
and seven-tenths (6.7) feet south of the 
north line of West 95th street and nine 

(9) feet east of the west line of South 
Halsted street; the bench point thereof 
(or top of copper rod showing at the sur- 
face of 'the tconcrete under the iron 
cover), having an elevation of eighteen 
and seven hundred and seventy-eight 
thousandths (18.778) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument number One Hundred arid 
Eighteen (118) located at a point ten 

(10) feet north of the south line of 95th 
street and fifty-five and five-tenths 

(55.5) feet east of the west line of 
Stony Island avenue; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing 
at the sufface of the concrete under the 
iron cover ) , having an elevation of seven 
and nine hundred and sixty-four thou- 
sandths (7.964) feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Mrieteen (119) located at a point thir- 
teen and severi-tenths (13.7) feet south 
of the north line of 93d street and ten 
(10) feet west of the east line of Yates 
avenue; the bench point thereof (or top 
of copper rod showing at the surface of 
the concrete under the iron cover), hav- 
ing an elevation of seventeen and seven 
hundred and thirty-nine thousandths 
(17.739) feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty (120) located at a point eleven 
and eight-tenths (11.8) feet south of the 



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north line of 95th street and eleven and 
two-tenths (11.2) feet southwest of the 
northeast line of South Chicago avenue; 
the bench point thereof (or top of copper 
rod showing at the surface of the con- 
crete under the iron oover), having an 
elevation of eight and eighty-four thou- 
sandths (8.084) feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-one (121) located at a point nine 
and five-tenths (9.5) feet north of the 
north line of 99th street and eleven and 
five-tenths (11.5) feet west of the east 
line of Commercial avenue; the bench 
•point thereof (or top of copper rod show- 
ing at the surface of the concrete under 
the iron cover), having an elevation of 
nine and nine hundred and ninety-seven 
thousandths (9.997) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-two (122) located at a point 
twelve (12) feet south of the north line 
of 106th street and sixteen (16) feet 
east of the east line of Torrence avenue; 
the bench point thereof (or top of cop- 
per rod showing at the surface of the 
concrete under the iron cover), having 
an elevation of six and six hundred and 
twelve thousandths (6.612) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-three (123) located at a point 
ten (.10) feet west of the east line of 
Avenue "M," and eleven and five-tenths 
(11.5) feet south of the north line of 
98th street; the bench point thereof (or 
top of copper rod showing at the sur- 
face of the concrete under the iron 
cover), having an elevation of seven 
and one hundred and six thousandths 
• (7.106) feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-four (124) located at a point 
nine and five-tenths feet west of the 
east line of Avenue "M,"^ and nineteen 
and five-tenths (19.5) feet north of the 
north line of 106th street; the bench 
point thereof (or top of copper rod show- 



ing at the surface of the concrete under 
the iron cover), having an elevation of 
seven and six hundred and ninety-eight 
thousandths (7.698) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-five (125) located at a point nine 
and five-tenths (9.5) feet north of the 
south line of 106th street and nine and 
five-tenths (9.5) feet west of the Illinois 
and Indiana State line; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing 
at the surface of the concrete under the 
iron cover), having an elevation of six 
and two hundred and sixty-five thou- 
sandths (6.265) feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-six (126) located at a point 
twenty-seven and five-tenths (27.5) feet 
north of the center line of West 87th 
street (section line) and forty-six (46) 
feet east of the center line of South 
Robey street (quarter section line) ; the 
bench point thereof (or top of copper rod 
showing at the surface of the concrete 
under the iron cover), having an eleva- 
tion of thirty-nine and eight hundred and 
fifty- four thousandths (39j8'54) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
twenty-seven (127) located at a point 
five (5) feet west of the west line of 
Loomis street (produced from the south) 
and eleven (11) feet north of the south 
line of West 95th street; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing at 
the surface of the concrete under the 
iron cover ) , having an elevation of 
thirty-one and five hundred and sixty- 
seven thousandths (31.567) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-eight (128) located at a point 
ten and eight-tenths (10.8) feet north of 
the south line of West 91st street and 
thirteen (13) feet west of the east line 
of South Hoyne avenue ; the bench point 
thereof (or top of copper rod showing 
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iron cover), having an elevation of sev- 
enty-nine and three hundred and fifty- 
five thousandths (79.355) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Twenty-nine (129) located at a point 
eleven and five-tenths (11.5) feet east of 
the west line of South Seeley avenue and 
fourteen and four-tenths ( 14.4 ) feet 
south of the south line of West 95th 
street; the bench point thereof (or top 
of the copper rod showing at the surface 
of the concrete under the iron cover), 
having an elevation of eight-twoi and 
three hundred and thirty-seven thou- 
sandths (82.337) feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Thirty ( 130 ) located at a point thirty- 
four (34) feet east of the center line of 
Corliss avenue (west line of fractional 
Section 14) and twenty-three (23) feet 
south of the center line of 103d street 
(nortli line of fractional Section 14) ; 
the bench point thereof (or top of cop- 
per rod showing at the surface of the 
concrete under the iron cover), having 
an elevation of twelve and eight hundred 
and thirty-seven thousandths (12,837) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Thirty-one (131) located at a point 
eleven and two-tenths (11.2) feet west 
of the east line of South State street and 
four and five-tenths (4.5) feet south of 
the soiuth line of West 103d street; the 
bench point thereof (or top of copper 
rod showing at the surface of the con- 
crete under the iron cover), having an 
elevation of twenty-two and one hundred 
and ninety thousandths (22.190) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument number One Hundred and 
Thirty-two (132) located at a point nine 
and two-tenths (9.2) feet south of the 
north line of West 103d street and five 
and eight-tenths (5.8) feet east of the 
east line of South Halsted street; the 
bench point thereof (or top of copper rod 
showing at the surface of the concrete 



under the iron cover), having an eleva- 
tion of twenty-seven and five hundred and 
ninety-seven thousandths (27.597) feet 
above city datum. 

Section 2. The height as above fixed 
shall refer in each and every case to the 
bench point, or top of copper rod in each 
monument, that shows at the surface of 
the concrete under the iron cover, and 
shall be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
Eighteen Hundred and Forty-seven 
(li847), established by the Board of 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal; adopted by the late Board of Pub: 
lie Works of the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, and now 
represented by the ordinance oif July 
eleventh (11th) A. D. Eighteen Hundred 
and Ninety-eight (1898) relating to the 
corrected elevation of the old Lind block 
bench mark above city datum. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented a communication 
from the Board of Education, transmit- 
ting a copy of a resolution unanimously 
adopted by the said Board on December 
"16, 1908, protesting against a proposed 
change in a prohibition district in the 
Twenty-seventh Ward, whereby a saloon 
could be established within 160 feet of 
the Avondale Branch School ground, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

ALSO, 

A request for concurrence in an addi- 
tional appropriation of $6,000 for the 
Burnside School, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Board of 
Education transmitting a copy of a reso- 
lution adopted by the said Board, re 
questing the passage of an accompanying 



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ordinance granting authority to issue 
warrants in anticipation of the taxes 
levied for school purposes for the year 
1908. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the ordinance. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Flurt, Novak, Zim-- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lu'cas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Qonnell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

ORDINANCE 

Whereas, There is not sufficient 
money in the special fund for school 
purposes in the treasury of the City of 
Chicago to meet and defray the ordinary 
and necessary expenses of the public 
schools of the said city; and 

Whereas, Tlie Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has, by a resolution 
duly passed at a regular meeting, re- 
quested the City Council to authorize the 
issuing and disposing of warrants drawn 
against, and in anticipation of the taxes 
for the year 1908, levied by the said 
€ity for the ordinary and necessary ex- 
penses of the public schools, to an amount 
not exceeding seventy -five per centum 
(75%) of the total amount of said tax 
levy, for the purpose of providing a fund 
to meet and defray the ordinary and 



necessary expenses of the schools of the 

said city; now, therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized, 
upon the request of the Board of Educa- 
tion of the City of Chicago, to issue war- 
rants against and in anticipation of the 
school taxes already levied by the City of 
Chicago for the payment of ordinary and 
necessary expenses of the public schools 
of said city for the year 1908 (the funds 
for the purpose having been exhausted) 
to the extent of seventy-five per centum 
(75%) of the total amount of said tax 
levy, such warrants to be issued, only in 
conformity with Section 2 of the act of 
the General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois entitled "An act to provide for 
the manner of issuing warrants upon 
the treasurer of any county, township, 
city, school district or other municipal 
corporation, and jurors' certificates," ap- 
proved May 31, 1879, in force July 1, 
1879, and all acts amendatory thereof, 
and to bear interest at the rate of not 
to exceed five per centum (5%) per an- 
num from the date of the issue until 
paid. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after date of its 
passage. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets. 

WTiich was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 



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Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Qonnell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance, which were ordered 
published and referred to the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, West Division: 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

EECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL 
IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 
We hereby submit an ordinance for 
the improvement, adjusting sewers, catch- 
basins and manholes, constructing new 
catch-basins, plastering curb walls, 
curbing with sandstone curbstones on 
limestone blocks, grading and paving 
with granite blocks on two inches of 
sand and six inches of Portland cement 
concrete, joints filled with gravel and 
coal tar, surface dressed with three- 
fourths of an inch of gravel, the road- 
way of West Fullerton avenue, from the 
east line of North Robey street produced 
north to the northeasterly line of Mil- 
waukee avenue, and also the roadways 
of all intersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said West 
Fullerton avenue, between said points 
(except cement curb now in place there- 
on between said points, and except the 
intersections of North Western avenue 
and North California avenue with West 
Fullerton avenue, and except that part 
of the intersections of North Robey 
street. North Leavitt street and North 
Oakley avenue, from the south curb line 
to the south line of West Fullerton ave- 
nue, and except that part of the inter- 
sections of North Maplewood avenue, 
North Mozart street and North Fran- 
cisco avenue, from the north curb line 



to the north line of West Fullerton ave« 
nue, and except the subway under the 
right-of-way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway, and also except street 
railway rights-of-way thereon between 
said points, which rights-of-way are by 
the ordinances granting them required 
to be paved and kept in repair by the 
companies owning, operating and con- 
trolling the same), in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, together with an estimate of the 
cost of said improvement, and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, and 
the making of the improvement contem- 
plated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henry S. Dietrich, 
John Minwegen, 
Felix A. Norden, 
Albert F. Keeney, 
Chauncey Dewey, 
Board of Local Improvements of the City 
of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, Dec. 21, A. D. 1908. 



estimate of engineer. 
To the Board of Local Improvements of 

the City of Chicago, and to the Mayor 

and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in City Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago having adopted a 
resolution that the roadway of West Ful- 
lerton' avenue, from the east line of 
North Robey street porduced north to 
the northeasterly line of Milwaukee ave- 
nue, and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of said West Fullerton ave- 
nue, between said points (except cement 
curb now in place thereon, between said 
points, and except the intersections of 
North Western avemje and North Cali- 
fornia avenue with West Fullerton ave- 
nue, and except that part of the intersec- 
tions of North Robey street, North 
Leavitt street, and North Oakley avenue. 



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from the south curb line to the south 
line of West FuUerton avenue, and ex- 
cept that part of the intersections of 
North Maplewood avenue, North Mozart 
street, and North Francisco avenue, from 
the north curb line to the north line of 
West Fullerton avenue, and except the 
subway under the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway, and 
also except street railway rights-of-way 
thereon between said points, which 
rights-of-way are by the ordinances 
granting them required to be paved and 
kept in repair by the companies owning, 
operating and controlling the same), be 
improved by adjusting sewers, catch- 
basins and manholes, constructing new 
catch-basins, plastering curb walls, curb- 
ing with sandstone curbstones on lime- 
stone blocks, grading and paving with 
granite blocks on two inches of sand and 
six inches of Portland cement concrete, 
joints filled with gravel and coal tar, 
surface dressed with three-fourths of an 
inch of gravel, and presented to the City 
Oouncil of the City of Chicago a recom- 
mendation that such local improvement 
be made, I hereby submit an estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, including 
labor and materials, viz.: 

ESTIMATE. 

Curb walls plastered, 330 lin- 
eal feet at 30c $ 99.00 

Sandstone curbstones on lime- 
stone blocks, 9,590 lineal 
feet at 75c 7,192.50 

Paving with granite blocks on 
2 inches - of sand and 6 
inches of Portland cement 
concrete, joints filled with 
gravel and coal tar, surface 
dressed with three-fourths 
of an inch of gravel, 25,410 
square yards at $5.00 127,050.00 

Constructing 10 new catch- 
basins at $50.00 500.00 

Adjustment of sewers, catch- 
basins and manholes 2,158.50 

Total $137,000.00 



And I hereby certify that in my opinion 
the above estimate does not exceed the 
probable cost of the above proposed im- 
provement. 

C. D. Hill, 
Engineer of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 
Dated, Chicago, Dec. 21, A. D. 1908. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement, adjusting sewers, 
catch-basins and manholes, construct- 
ing new catch-basins, plastering curb 
walls, curbing, grading and paving of 
the roadway of West Fullerton ave- 
nue, from the east line of North Robey 
street produced north to the north- 
easterly line of Milwaukee avenue, 
and also the roadways of all intersect- 
ing streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line toi the street line pro- 
duced on each side of said West Ful- 
lerton avenue, between said points 
(except cement curb now in place 
thereon between said points, and ex- 
cept the intersections of North West- 
ern avenue and North California ave- 
nue with West Fullerton avenue, and 
except that part of the intersections 
of North Robey street. North Leavitt 
street and North Oakley avenue, from 
the south curb line to the south line 
of West Fullerton avenue, and except 
that part of the intersections of North 
Maplewood avenue, North Mozart 
street and Noxth Francisco avenue, 
from the north curb line to the north 
line of West Fullerton avenue, and ex- 
cept the subway under the right-of-way 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way, and also except street railway 
rights-of-way thereon between said 
points, which rights-of-way are by the 
ordinances granting them required to 
paved and kept in repair by the com- 
panies owning, operating and controU- 
the same ) , in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 



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Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chi- 
cagiQ, in said County and State, the na- 
ture, character, locality and description 
of which local improvement is as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

That the roadway of West Fullerton 
avenue, from the east line of North 
Robey street produced north to the north- 
easterly line of Milwaukee avenue, the 
width of which roadway is hereby es- 
tablished at forty-eight (48) feet be- 
tween the east line of North Robey 
street produced north and a line one 
hundred and twenty-four and seventy- 
five one-hundredths (124.75) feet west 
of and parallel with the west line of 
North Hoyne avenue produced north; 
thence narrowing at a uniform rate 
from forty-eight (48) feet at said line 
one hundred and twenty-four and sev- 
enty-five one-hundredths (124.75) feet 
west of and parallel with the west line 
of North Hoyne avenue produced north 
to forty (40) feet at the northeasterly 
line of the subway under the right-of- 
way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway; forty (40) feet at the south- 
westerly line of the subway under the 
right-of-way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway; thence widening at a 
uniform rate from forty (40) feet at 
said southwesterly line of said subway 
under the right-of-way of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway to forty-five 
(45) feet at a line two hundred and nine 
(209) feet east of and parallel with the 
east line of North Leavitt street; forty- 
five (45) feet from said line two hun- 
dred and nine (209) feet east of and 
parallel with the east line of North 
Leavitt street to west curb line of North 
Leavitt street; thirty-eight (38) feet 
from the west curb line of North Leavitt 
street to the east curb line of North 
Western avenue, and sixty (60) feet 
from the east curb line of North West- 
ern avenue to the northeasterly line of 



Milwaukee avenue, and also the road- 



ways of all intersecting streets and air 
leys extended from the curb line to the- 
street line produced on each side of said 
West Fullerton avenue, between said 
points, except as hereinafter specifically 
provided, be and the same are hereby 
ordered improved as follows: 

The curb walls now in place on each 
side of said roadway of said West Ful- 
lerton avenue, between said points (ex- 
cept the intersections of North Western 
avenue and North California avenue with 
West Fullerton avenue, and also except 
the subway under the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway), 
shall be plastered on their street 
face, from the top surface down, for the 
space of three (3) feet. The plaster to 
be used shall be made with the best 
quality of Portland cement and clean, 
coarse, sharp sand, mixed in the pro- 
portion of one (1) part cement and two 
(2) parts sand. The sand and the ce- 
ment shall be first thoroughly mixed 
dry and then moistened with water to 
form a thick mortar, which shall be 
spread upon the face of said curb walls 
in an even layer one-half ( % ) inch 
in thickness. 

The best quality of sandstone curb- 
stones shall be set on edge along their 
length on each side of said roadway of 
said West Fullerton avenue, between | 
said points (except the intersections ofj 
North Western avenue and North Cali-j 
fornia avenue with West Fullerton ave-l 
nue, and except across the roadways ofi 
all other intersecting streets and all the 
intersecting alleys between said points, 
and except the subway under the right- 
of-way of the Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway, and also except where ce- 
ment curb and curb walls are iiovv in 
place thereon between said points ) , in 
such a manner that the roadway face of 
the curbstones shall be parallel with and 
twenty- four (24) feet from the north 
line of Section 31, Town 40 North, Range 
14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, 



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between tbe east line of North Robey 
street produced north and a line one 
hundred twenty-four arid seventy-five 
one-hundredths (124.75) feet west of 
and parallel with the west line of North 
Hoyne avenue produced north, and in 
such a manner that the roadway face of 
the curbstones on the south side of said 
roadway of said West FuUerton avenue, 
between a line one hundred twenty-four 
and seventy-five one-hundredths (124.75) 
feet west ■ of and parallel with the west 
line of North Hoyne avenue produced 
north and the northeasterly line of the 
subway under the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway shall 
conform with a straight line drawn from 
a point one hundred twenty-four and 
seventy-five one-hundredths (124.75) feet 
west of the west line of North Hoyne 
avenue produced north and twenty-four 
(24) feet south of the north line of said 
Section thirty-one (31) to meet the 
roadway face of the curbstones now in 
place on the south side of said subway 
at the northeasterly line of the right-of- 
way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway, and in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curbstones on the 
north side of said roadway of said West 
Fullerton avenue, between a line one 
hundred twenty-four and seventy-five 
(124.75) feet west of and parallel with 
the west line of North Hoyne avenue 
produced north and the northeasterly 
line of the subway under the right-of- 
way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway shall conform with a straight 
line draw^n from a point one hundred 
twenty-four and seventy-five one-hun- 
dredths (124.75) feet west of the west 
Jine of North Hoyne avenue produced 
north and twenty-four (24) feet north 
of the north line of said Section 31 to 
meet the roadway face of the curbstones 
now in place on the north side of said 
subway at the northeasterly line of the 
right-of-way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway, and in such a manner 
that the roadway face of the curbstones 
on the north side, of said roadway of 



said West Fullerton avenue, between a 
line two hundred and nine (209) feet 
east of and parallel with the east line of 
North Leavitt street and the southwest- 
erly line of the subway under the right- 
of-way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway shall conform to a straight line 
drawn from a point two hundred and 
nine (209) feet east of the east line of 
North Leavitt street and twenty-two 
and one-half (22%) feet north of the 
north line of said Section 31 to meet the 
roadway face of the curbstones now in 
place on the north side of said subway 
at the southwesterly line of the right-of- 
way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway, and in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curbstones on the 
south side of said roadway of said West 
Fullerton avenue, between a line two hun- 
dred and nine (209) feet east of and 
parallel with the east line of North 
Leavitt street and the southwesterly line 
of the subway under the right-of-way of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
shall conform to a straight line drawn 
from a point two hundred and nine (209) 
feet east of the east line of North Leavitt 
street and twenty-two and one-half 
(22%) feet south of the north line of 
said Section' 31 to meet the roadway face 
of the curbstones now in place on the 
south side of said subway at the south- 
westerly line of the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway, and 
in such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curbstones on each side of 
said roadway of said West Fullerton 
avenue shall be parallel with and twenty- 
two and one-half (22%) feet from the 
north line of said Section 31 between a 
line two hundred and nine (209) feet 
east of and parallel with the east line 
of North Leavitt street and the west 
curb line of North Leavitt street, and in 
such a manner that the roadway face of 
the curbstones on each side of said road- 
way of said West Fullerton avenue shall 
be parallel with and nineteen (19) feet 
from the north line of said Section 31 be- 
tween the west curb line of North Lea- 



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vitt street and the east curb line of 
North Western avenue, and in such a 
manner that the roadway face of the 
curbstones on each side of said roadway 
of said West Fullerton avenue shall be 
parallel with and thirty (30) feet from 
the north line and the north line pro- 
duced of Section 36 Town 40 North, 
llange 13 East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, between the east curb 
line of North Western avenue and 
the northeasterly line of Milwau- 
kee avenue; and the best quality of 
sandstone curbstones shall be set on 
edge along their length on each side of 
the roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each side 
of said West Fullerton avenue, between 
said points (except the intersections of 
North Western avenue and North Califor- 
nia avenue with West Fullerton avenue, 
and except that part of the intersections 
of North Robey street, North Leavitt 
street and North Oakley avenue, from the 
south curb line to the south line of West 
Fullerton avenue, arid except that part 
of the intersections of North Maplewood 
avenue, North Mozart street and North 
Francisco avenue, from the north curb 
line to the north line of West Fullerton 
avenue, and also except where cement 
curb is now in place thereon between 
said points), in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curbstones shall 
conform with the curb line on each side 
of all said intersecting streets, and in 
such a manner that the back of the curb- 
stones shall conform with the alley line 
produced on each side of all said inter- 
secting alleys between said points. 

Said curbstones shall be four (4) feet 
long, two and one-half (21/3) feet deep 
and five (5) inches thick after being 
dressed, with the top edge straight, full 
and square. The upper roadway edge of 
said curbstones shall be cut to a true arc 
of a circle having a radius of two (2) 
inches. Each curbstone to be neatly 
bush-hammered on its top surface, and 
on its roadway face for the space of 



twelve (12) inches down from the top, 
and on its back for the space of two (2) 
inches down from the top, to have a 
straight base its whole length and shall 
be firmly bedded upon flat limestone 
blocks, said blocks to be one (1) foot in 
length, eight (8) inches in width and 
six (6) inches in thickness. One (1) of 
said blocks shall be placed under each 
end of each of said curbstones. 

Earth filling, free from animal or 
vegetable matter, shall be placed at the 
back of said curbstones, the top of said 
filling to be even with the top of said 
curbstones. Said filling shall be four 
(4) feet wide at the top and shall slope 
down at the rate of one and one-half 
(ll^) feet horizontal to one (1) foot 
vertical. 

Said curbstones shall be set so that 
the top edge of the same shall coincide 
v/ith the 'grade of said West Fullerton 
avenue, between said points, which grade 
is hereby established as follows, to-wit: 

Intersection of North Robey street, 
12.0 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Seeley avenue, 
12.25 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Hoyne avenue, 
12.2 feet above datum. 

At a line parallel with and fifteen 
(15) feet east of the west line of North 
Hoyne avenue produced north, 12.2 feet 
above datum. 

At the northeasterly line of the right- 
of-way of the Chicago and NorthrWestern: 
Railway, 7.7 feet above datum. 

At the southwesterly line of the right- 
of-way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway, 7.7 feet above datum. 

At a line parallel with and thirty 
(30) feet east of the east line of North 
Leavitt street, 13.7 feet ubove datum. 

Intersection of North Leavitt street, 
14.0 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Oakley avenue, 
14.75 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Western avenue, 
15.6 feet above datum. 



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Intersection of North Artesian ave- 
nue, 16.25 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Povv^ell avenue, 16.25 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Campbell ave- 
nue, 16.25 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Maplewood ave- 
nue (north), 16.5 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Maplewood ave- 
nue (south), 16.5 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Rockwell street 
(north), 16.75 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Rockwell street 
(south), 16.75 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Talman avenue, 
16.8 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Washtenaw ave- 
nue, 17.25 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Cromwell street, 17.25 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Fairfield avenue, 
17.25 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North California ave- 
nue, 17.5 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Mozart street, 
17.5 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Francisco ave- 
nue, 17.75 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Milwaukee avenue, 18.0 
ieet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be 
measured from the plane of low water in 
Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as estab- 
lished by the Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan canal, and adopted by the late 
Board of Drainage Commissioners and 
by the late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now represented by 
the ordinance of July 11th, A. D. 1898, 
relating to the corrected elevation of the 
old Lind Block bench mark, which deter- 
mines the base or datum for City levels. 

The said roadway of said West Fuller- 
ton avenue, between said points, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each side 
of said West FuUerton avenue, between 



said points (except the intersections of 
North Western avenue and North Cali- 
fornia avenue with West Fullerton ave- 
nue, and except that part of the inter- 
sections of North Robey street, North 
Leavitt street and North Oakley avenue, 
from the south curb line to the south 
line of West Fullerton avenue, and ex- 
cept that part of the intersections of 
North Maplewood avenue. North Mozart 
street and North Francisco avenue, from 
the north curb line to the north lirie of 
West Fullerton avenue, and except the 
subway under the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway, and 
alsoi except street railway rights-of-way 
thereon between said points, which 
rights-of-way are by the ordinances 
granting them required to be paved and 
kept in repair by the companies owning, 
operating and controlling the same), 
shall be so graded that after being thor- 
oughly puddled, and rolled with a roller 
of ten (10) tons weight until the road- 
beds are thoroughly compacted, and after 
the pavement hereinafter described shall 
have been placed thereon, the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the fin- 
ished roadway of said West Fullerton 
avenue, and the center of the finished 
roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended irom the curb line to the street 
line produced, on each side of said West 
Fullerton avenue, except where the road- 
ways are occupied by street railway 
rights-of-way, shall coincide with the es- 
tablished grade of said West Fullerton 
avenue, hereinbefore described, and where 
said roadways are occupied by street 
railway rights-of-way the entire . width 
of all such rights-of-way shall coincide 
with the established grade hereinbefore 
described, and the surface of the finished 
roadways at the summits in the gutters 
between catch-basins and twenty (20) 
inches from the roadway face of said 
curbstones, cement curb and curb walls 
shall be four (4) inches below said estab- 
lished grade, and the surface of the fin- 
ished roadways at the catch-basin inlets 
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the roadway face of said curbstones, said 
cement curb and said curb walls shall be 
twelve (12) inches below said established 
grade. ||i 4 

The slope of the gutters along a line 
parallel with and twenty (20) inches 
from the roadway face of said curbstones, 
said cement curb and said curb walls on 
each side of said West FuUerton avenue, 
and on each side of all intersecting 
streets extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced, on each side of 
said West Fullerton avenue, shall be 
uniform from the summits to the catch- 
basins; and the surface of the finished 
roadways adjoining the roadway face of 
said curbstones, said cement curb and 
said curb walls shall be parallel with and 
three (3) inches above the grade of the 
gutters hereinbefore described, and shall 
slope thence at a uniform rate to said 
line parallel wdth and twenty (20) 
inches from the roadway face of said 
curbstones," said cement curb and said 
curb walls and a transverse section of 
said finished roadways between the said 
lines parallel with and twenty (20) 
inches from the roadway face of said 
curbstones, said cement curb and said 
curb walls, where the same are not oc- 
cupied by street railway rights-of-way, 
shall be an arc of a circle passing through 
the said gutter 'grades and the grade of 
the center of said finished roadways, and 
a transverse section of said finished 
roadways where the same are occupied by 
street railway rights-of-way shall be an 
arc of a circle passing through the said 
gutter grades and the established grade 
of the street at each side of said street 
railway rights-of-way at every part of 
said West Fullerton avenue, and at every 
part of all intersecting streets, between 
said points, and between said lines paral- 
lel with and twenty (20) inches from the 
roadway face of said curbstones, said ce- 
ment curb and said curb walls. 

The surface of the finished pavement in 
all intersecting alleys hereinbefore 
specified shall be four (4) inches below 



the top of the curbstones and the eement 
curb on each side of said alley intersec- 
tions at the street lines produced of said 
West Fullerton avenue, and shall slope 
thence at a uniform grade to its inter- 
section with the gutters hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared be- 
tween said points shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete six (6) 
inches in thickness. Said cement shall 
be so ground that ninety- two (92) per 
cent will pass through a standard num- 
ber one hundred (100) sieve having ten 
thousand (10,000) meshes per square 
inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar com- 
posed of one ( 1 ) part said Portland ce- 
ment and three (3) parts torpedo sand, 
or three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust and other im- 
purities, exposed to the air for one (1) 
day, and immersed in' water for six (6) 
days, shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) pounds 
per square inch. 

One ( 1 ) part cement which will stand 
the above test and comply with the above 
requirements, and three (3) parts of 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of lime-, 
stone screenings, free from dirt, dust and 
other impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry, and then made into a mortar 
with the least possible amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of 
slag, limestone, or other stone which 
shall be equal in quality for concrete 
purposes, of a size that will pass through 
a ring of two (2) inches internal diam- 
eter, and be held on a ring of one-half 
( l^ ) inch internal diameter, all of which 
slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
free from all foreign substances and 
drenched with water, shall then be in- 
corporated immediately with the mortar; 
each batch of concrete shall be thoroughly 
mixed and at once spread upon the sur- 
face of said roadbeds, and thoroughly 
compacted by ramming, until free mor- 
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of said layer lof concrete shall be parallel 
with and seven (7) inches below the top 
of the finished pavement. 

On the foundation above specified shall 
be spread a layer of sand two (2) inches 
in depth, to serve as a bed for the granite 
blocks. 

The pavement shall consist of Syenite 
or granite blocks of the best quality, of 
uniform texture, without lamination or 
stratification, and free from an excess 
of mica or feldspar; the dimensions of 
said blocks shall be four (4) inches in' 
width, five (5) inches in depth and frohi 
eight (8) to ten (10) inches in length. 
The blocks must be laid on edge in uni- 
form courses across the said roadbeds, 
except the space twenty (20) inches in 
width adjoining the roadway face of the 
curbstones, the cement curb and the curb 
walls, where said blocks shall be laid on' 
edge in uniform courses parallel with 
said curbstones, said cement curb and 
said curb walls, and the spaces between 
the sides and ends of the blocks shall not 
be less than one-eighth (i/g) of an inch 
nor more thaii three-eighths (%) of an 
inch. On intersections and junctions of 
lateral streets the blocks shall be laid 
at an an'gle of forty-five (45) degrees 
with the line of the street. The blocks 
shall be so laid as to break joints in al- 
ternate courses, each course, so far as 
practicable, to be of uniform depth and 
width. 

When thus laid, the pavement shall 
immediately be covered and swept with 
screened, dry roofing gravel, free from 
sand or loam, or pebbles smaller than 
one-sixteenth (1-16) inch, or larger than 
one-half (%) inch. The amount spread 
shall be sufficient to fill all the joints in 
the pavement; the blocks then to be 
rammed to a firm and unyielding bed and 
to a uniform surface. 

After the gravel having been settled 
by the ramming of the blocks, the re- 
mainder of the joints shall be filled with 
a paving pitch which is the direct result 
of the distillation of "straight run" coal 



tar. Said pitch shall be applied on the 
work at a temperature of two hundred 
and eighty (280) degrees Fahrenheit. 
Immediately after applying the paving 
pitch, and while it is still hot, the en- 
tire surface of the pavement shall be 
covered with dry roofing gravel as speci- 
fied above, to a depth of three-fourths 
(%) of an inch. 

Ten new catch-basins shall be con- 
structed and connected and trapped with 
tlie sewer in West Fullerton avenue and 
located in the roadway of said West Ful- 
lerton avenue at necessary points adjacent 
to the curb lines. Each of said catch- 
basins shall be seven feet two inches 
deep, measuring from the top of the 
brickwork, and shall have an internal 
diameter of four feet at the bottom and 
to a plane five feet above and parallel 
therewith. The walls of said catch-basins 
shall be eight inches thick and shall be 
built of two courses of sewer brick laid 
edgewise in perpendicular courses, upon 
a floor of pine plank two inches in thick- 
ness. The top of each of said catch- 
basins shall decrease to two feet internal 
diameter, being drawn iu by means of 
nine header courses, the diameter being 
decreased uniformly for each course. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be con- 
nected with the sewer with tile pipe of 
nine inches internal diameter and shall 
be trapped with a half trap also of tile 
pipe of nine inches internal diameter. 
The connection with the sewer where said 
sewer is of brick shall be made in such 
a manner that the top of the nine-inch 
pipe shall be at the elevation of the cen- 
ter of said sewer, and the connection with 
the sewer where said sewer is of tile pipe 
shall be made by means of a fifteen inches 
by nine inches "Y" branch where said 
sewer is of fifteen inches internal diame- 
ter, and by means of a twelve inches by 
nine inches "Y" branch where said sewer 
is of twelve inches internal diameter. 
The said trap of each of said catch-basins 
shall be set so that the elevation of the 
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three feet six inches above the floor of the 
catch-basin. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be pro- 
vided with a cast-iron cover, with a pro- 
jecting lip to receive the water from the 
gutters, each of which covers shall weigh 
four hundred and seventy pounds and 
shall be of the same size and pattern as 
those used in similar new work by the 
City of Chicago during the year 1902. 
Each of said cast-iron covers shall be 
set so that the top of the same shall co- 
incide with the finished surface of the 
pavement hereinbefore described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed, and free from lumps 
and other imperfections, and the stand- 
ard of thickness shall be as follows: for 
nine inch pipe seven-eighths of an inch 
in thickness; for twelve inch pipe one 
inch in thickness; for fifteen inch pipe 
one and one-eighth inches in thickness. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe 
above referred to shall be laid with the 
best quality of natural hydraulic cement 
mortar, composed of one part natural 
hydraulic cement and two parts clean, 
sharp sand. 

The several manholes and catch-basins 
located along the line of said improve- 
ment shall be raised or lowered as may 
be necessary to make them conform to the 
finished roadway of said West Fullerton 
avenue as above specified. 

Said work to be done in a workmanlike 
manner under the superintendence of the 
Board of Local Improvements of the said 
City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, providing for said 
improvement, together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof made by the Engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, be 
and the same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement 
shall be made and the whole cost thereof 
be paid for by special assessment in ac- 



cordance with a;n Act of the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, 
"An Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, 
and the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against the 
property, and also the assessment on each 
lot and parcel of land therein: assessed 
shall be divided into five installments in 
the manner provided by the statute in 
such eases made and provided, and each 
of said installments shall bear interest 
at the rate of five per centum per anntim 
according to law until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose of an- 
ticipating the collection of the second and 
succeeding installments of said assess- 
ment for said improvement, bonds shall 
be issued payable out of said install- 
ments bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable annu- 
ally, and signed by the Mayor and by the 
President of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, countersigned by the City Comp- 
troller and attested by the City Clerk 
under the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be issued in 
accordance with and shall in all respects 
conform to the provisions of the Act of 
the General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois, entitled, "An Act Concerning 
Local Improvements," approved June 
14th, A. D. 1897, and the amendments 
thereto. 

Section 6. That the Attorney of said 
Board be and he is hereby directed to file 
a petition in the County Court of Cook 
County, Illinois, in the name of the City 
of Chicago, praying that steps may be 
taken to levy a special assessment for 
said improvement in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance and in the 
manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances confiicting with this 
ordinance be and the same are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 
The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Department of Finance, 
Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
were referred the bids of several banks 
for deposits of the City money for the 
year 1909, beg leave to report that the 
banks named in the accompanying ordi- 
nance were the best responsible bidders 
(the First National Bank of Englewood, 
the Cook County State Savings and the 
Drexel State Bank each bidding two and 
one-half per cent, interest on its deposit ; 
the Lake View Trust & Savings Bank 
and the Union Stock Yards State Bank 
each bidding two and one-fourth per cent, 
interest on its deposit; and each of the 
other banks named bidding two per cent. 
Interest on its deposit ) , and recommend 
that said banks be designated the deposi- 
tories of the City money for the year 
1909, and we further recommend that 
the following ordinance be passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the following named 
banks are hereby designated as deposi- 
tories of the City money for the year 
1909, each for an amount whose average 
balance shall not exceed that set oppo- 
site its name; each of said banks to give 
a bond in an amount equal to its maxi- 
mum deposit. 

National Banks. Maximum of Deposit. 

One-half Capital Stock 
and Surplus except as 
herein otherwise pro- 
vided. 

Bankers 

Commercial 

Continental 

First 



National Banks. Maximum of Deposit. 

One-half Capital Stock 
and Surplus except as 
herein otherwise pro- 
vided. 
First National of Englewood " 

Fort Dearborn 
Hamilton 
Monroe 
National City 

National Produce " 

Prairie ** 

Republic 

State Banks. 
American Trust & Savings " 

Central Trust Company " 

Chicago Savings " 

Colonial Trust & Savings " 

Cook County State Savings " 

Drexel 

Englewood State Savings " 

Farwell Trust Co. " 

First Trust & Savings " 

Foreman Bros, 

Harris Trust & Savings " 

Hibernian 

Illinois Trust & Savings " 

Lake View Trust & Savings " 

Metropolitan Trust & Savings " 

Mutual " 

North Avenue State " 

North Western Trust & Savings " 
Prairie " 

Royal Trust Co. 

Security Savings " 

State Bank of Chicago . " 

South Chicago Savings " 

Stockmen's Trust & Savings " 

Union Bank of Chicago " 

Union Stock Yards State '* 

Union Trust Company " 

Western Trust and Savings " 

Woodlawn Trust and Savings " 

Section 2, That in making deposits 
of the city money in the active bank, the 
City Treasurer be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to deposit in' such active bank 
such sums as will make the average bal- 
ance therein not to exceed one and one- 
half million dollars: Provided, however, 
that whenever an emergency exists by 
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such sums of money as when placed in 
the active bank will unduly increase the 
deposit in such active bank, it is hereby 
made the duty of the City Comptroller to 
select from among the other City deposi- 
tories such banks, having a capital and 
surplus of one million dollars or over, 
as in his judgment may seem best in 
which to deposit said excess funds; pro- 
vided, further, that the additional sum 
placed in any one bank together v/ith the 
amount hereby allotted shall not exceed 
one-half of its capital stock and surplus. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

."Respectfully submitted, 

Feank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner Qif Public Works in re extras 
on contract of William J. Newman for 
wrecking, etc., City Hall, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of , 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation' of December 16th, 1908, at- 
tached hereto, to allow extras on the 
contract of Wm. J. Newman for wreck- 
ing, excavating and caissons for new 
City Hall building in the sum of forty- 
seven hundred fifty dollars ($4,750.00), 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriations here- 
tofore made for said Avork, said extra 



being for the increase in size and height 
of caissons Nos. 101 to 105, inclusive. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 
The' following communication and 
memorandum accompanied the foregoing 
report : 

Chicago, December 14, 1908. 
Mr. J. J. Hanlerg, Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, 200 Randolph street, Chi- 
cago: 

Dear Sir — Enclosed herewith you will 
find extra order, in triplicate, in connec- 
tion with the contract of William J. New- 
man for the wrecking, excavating and 
caissons of the new Chicago City Hall.. 

In explanation, would state that, as 
you are aware, it was necessary toi finish 
the drawings for the caissons ahead of 
the general drawings for the building 
so that it would be possible to advertise 
for bids and let contracts on the wreck- 
ing, excavating and caissons. After the 
general drawings were finished and the 
caisson drawings re-checked, v/e found it 
necessary to increase some of the cais- 
sons. The extra order gives all of the 
details. You will note that the total 
amount of the order is $4,750.00, and 
this has been figured by the contractor at 
the same rate as the caisson work covered 
by his contract. 

Trusting this explanation is satisfac- 
tory and that the extra order may be 
approved as early as possible, we are, 
Very truly yours, 

Holabird & Roche, 

Architects. 
Additional. 

For all of the materials and labor re- 
quired in increasing the sizes of caissons 
Nos. 101 to 105, inclusive, as follows: 

Caisson No. 101, from 6 to 8 feet in 
diameter, and from 3 feet 5 inches to 4 
feet 5 inches below city datum in eleva- 
tion. 

Caisson No. 102, from 5 feet 6 inches 



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to 7 feet in diameter and from 3 feet 
5 inches to 3 feet 8 inches below city 
datum in elevation. 

Caisson No. 103, from 5 feet to 7 feet 
in diameter, and from 2 feet 7 inches to 3 
feet 8 inches below city datum in eleva- 
tion. 

Caisson No. 104, from 5 feet 6 inches 
to 7 feet 6 inches in diameter and from 
3 feet 1 inch to 3 feet 8 inches below 
<!ity datum in elevation. 

Caisson No. 105, from 5 feet 6 inches 
to 7 feet 6 inches in diameter and from 
3 feet 1 inch to' 3 feet 11 inches below 
city datum in elevation. 

As shown on drawing No. 1085, page 
A, revised August 21, 1908; all in ac- 
t?ordance with proposition of W. J. New- 
man, $4,750.00. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on m.otion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

CsiCAGO, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re purchase 
of street flushing machines, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is 'hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of December 18th, 1908, attached hereto, 
to enter into a contract for the purchase 
of not to exceed forty-one street flushing 
machines from the Sanitary Street Flush- 
ing Machine Company at a price not to 
exceed seven hundred ninety dollars 
($790.00) each, payment for same to be 
made from the different ward funds for 
1908. 

Pvespectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re exten- 
sion of contracts for furnishing coal, 
Shuman's pavemeat and repairs to pile 
protections at v&,«rsous bridges, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance with 
his request of December 14th, 1908, at- 
tached hereto, to extend contracts for 
furnishing of coal to sewage and water 
pumping stations, for furnishing A, F. 
Shuman's pavement and for repairs to 
pile protections at various bridges, for 
a period of ninety days from January 
1st, 1909, provided bondsmen or sureties 
on the several contracts to be extended 
shall file with the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works written consents to such ex- 
tensions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on. Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re investi- 
gation of vacation of public streets and 
alleys, having had the same under ad- 



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December 21, 1908. 



visement, beg leave to report and recom- j 
mend the passage of the following order : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized^ in accordance with his request 
of December 16th, 1908, attached hereto, 
to expend from appropriatloin for salaries 
for Bureau of Maps and Plats, for inves- 
tigation of quit claim deeds running to 
the City of Chicaigo, with reference to re- 
ported vacations of public streets and al- 
leys the sum of six hundred sixty-seven 
and fifty-five one-hundredths dollars 
($667.55), and the Comptroller is hereby 
authorized to make such transfers in 
said appropriation as may be necessary 
to carry out the provisions of this order. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, tO' whom 
was referred communication from City 
Electrician in re extras on conduit work, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to approve bill for extras per- 
formed in connection with contract of 
Edwa'rd Shaughnessy for placing con- 
duit system in Wentworth avenue, 47th 
street and 51st street; which contract 
is of date October 31, 1908, under au- 
thorization by the City Council of date 
July 17, 1908; said extras having been 
rendered necessary on account of the dif- 
ficulties encountered in finding sufficient 
space in which to place tile ducts (it 
being necessary to substitute three-inch 



steel pipe costing the said contractor 
22 cents per lineal foot and Si/g-inch 
steel pipe costing said contractor 27% 
cents per lineal foot for the tile pipe 
specified In the contract costing the said 
contractor 3% cents per lineal foot) and 
also having been rendered necessary on 
account of changing and enlarging sun- 
dry vaults or manholes; the cost of such 
extras to be charged against the fund 
known as "Department of Electricity, 
36-2, Extraordinary Expense, Extension 
Municipal Lighting System;" the 
amount of such bill for extras not to ex- 
ceed the sum of one thousand four hun- 
dred and sixty-nine one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($1,400.69), and to be paid from 
appropriations heretofore made for such 
work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Bailiff 
of Municipal Court in re transfer of 
funds, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby directed to transfer from 
the Municipal Court of Chicago, Bailiff's 
Office Contingent Fund "19 S" one hun- 
dred twenty dollars and eighty-six cents 
($120.86) to Salary Fund "19 P." 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 



December 21, 1908. 



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2153 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicafjo in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from. City 
Attorney in re transfer of funds, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with the request 
of the City Attorney, dated December 
15th, 1908, and attached hereto, to trans- 
fer in appropriations for City Attorney's 
office, from Account 6 A, Salaries, to 
Account 14 A, Damages Not Chargeable 
to Departments, the sum of fifty-six and 
forty one-hundredths dollars ($56.40). 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 



GJmirman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 16, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on: Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re trans- 
fer of funds, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with the request 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
dated December 18th, 1908, attached here- 
to, to transfer from Fund 34 Ext., High- 
ways and Roadways, to 34 V, Removal of 



snow, the sum of three thousand dol- 
lars ($3,000.00). 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

ChaArman. 

ALSOj 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, .December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Edward T. Casey 
for salary (referred October 19th, 1908), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby authorized 
and directed to allow two weeks time to 
Edward T. Casey for wages deducted 
during absence from duty as a clerk in 
said department on account of illness, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriations for 
said Board of Local Improvements. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of a sub-com- 
mittee, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Cliairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which v;as, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in re ex- 
tension of contract of R. F. Conway 
Company, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 



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December 21, 1908. 



07'dered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of December 16th, 1908, attached hereto, 
to extend the time for completion of the 
contract of R. F. Conway Company, 
dated November 18th, 1907, for paving 
with granite blocks South Ashland ave- 
niue-in front of West Plimping Station 
to July 1st, 1909, provided that the sure- 
ties of said P. F. Cojiway Company on 
said contract shall file with the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works their written 
consent to such extension. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Garrett Fitzgerald 
for wages (referred October 5th, 1908), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a voucher in favor 
of Garrett Fitzgerald in the sum of 
thirty and sixty-nine one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($30.69), being amount deducted 
from salary in: September, because of ab- 
sence from duty on account of illness, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriations for said Board 
of Local Improvements. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank 1. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which Avas, on motion of 
Aid, Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
2'o the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of August Krumholz 
(referred November 9th, 1908), having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comm-issioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance with 
his recommendation of December 11th, 
1908, attached hereto, to issue a voucher 
in favor of August Krumholz in the sum 
of two hundred Mty dollars ($250.00), 
being amount charged for putting in ad- 
ditional braces for tanks in bath houses 
at 247 Vv^est Chicago avenue, 3346 Emer- 
ald avenue and 759 Grand avenue, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
sam.e from Account 25 G 1, appropri- 
ations for the Health Department. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Joseph S. McDon- 
nell for wages (referred November 9th, 
1908), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2155 



rected to allow to Joseph S. McDonnell 
two weeks wages withheld from him on 
account of absence from duty as clerk in 
the Comptroller's office because of ill- 
ness, and pay same from appropriations 
for salaries in the Comptroller's office. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of a sub-committee, 
attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908- 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of J. B. Murphy (re- 
ferred October 5, 1908) and John G-alvin 
(referred November 9th, 1908) for wages, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue voucher to 
J. B. Murphy in the sum of thirty dol- 
lars ($30.00), same being amount 
withheld from salary during Sep- 
tember because of absence from duty 
on account of illness, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriations for the 
Water Pipe Extension Division, and to 
issue a voucher to John Galvin in the sum 
of twenty-six and eighty-eight one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($26j&8), because of de- 
duction from salary on account of ab- 
sence from duty at the Springfield Ave- 
nue Pumping Station, because of illness, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from appropriation for said 
Springfield Avenue Pumping Station. 

This action is taken in accordance with 



the recommendation of a sub-committee, 
attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referned claim of Math Sundene for 
refund on account of defective drain (re- 
ferred October 19th, 1908), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to' Math Sundene the sum 
of eleven and twenty-five one-hfundredths 
dollars ($11.25), same being in full of all 
claims for expenses incurred because of 
defective drain stub in front of 1886 
North Kedzie avenue, and charge same 
to the Finance Committee Fund, appro- 
priations 1908. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 

was referred communication from City 

Collector in re refund of vehicle license 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 21, 1908. 



to Robt. J. Wood, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Robert J. Wood the sum 
of five dollars ($5.00), amount overpaid 
iri error by said Robert J. Wood for 
automobile vehicle license No. 4714, said 
refund to be made from the v^heel tax 
fund, in accordalnce with the recom- 
mendation of the City Collector, dated 
December 12th, 1908, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of John Zock for lay- 
ing service pipe (referred November 9th, 
1908), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of John Zoick in the sum of 
twenty-three dollars ($23.00), same to 
be in full for claim for putting in water 
service pipe at 8310 Illinois avenue, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriations for Water Pipe 
Extension Division. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the report of the City Engineer and Su- 
perintendent of Water Pipe Extension, 
dated December 15th, 1908, attached 
hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the ioh 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, deferred and ordered putn 
lished: 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Asseonlled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Mrs. E. W. Cramer 
(referred November 9th, 1908), and 0. 
W. Richardson (referred November 16th, 
1908) for refund of overpayment of auto- 
mobile licenses, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to refund to Mrs. E. W. Cramer 
the sum of eight and thirty-one one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($».31), overpaid for 
vehicle license No. 1766, and to pay to 
0. W. Richardson the sum of five and 
fifteen one-hundredths dollars ($5.15), 
being amount overpaid for vehicle license 
No. 1355, said amounts to be refunded 
from the wheel tax fund. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the City Comp- 
troller, dated December 17th, 1908, at- 
tached hereto. ,, 
Respectfully submitted, ' 
Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same icommittee, to whom were re- 
ferred claim of James J. Renn (referred 
May 4th, 1908) for cost of laying water 
pipes (report Board of Local Improve- 
ments that supplemental assessment willj 
be levied) ; Estate of Antoine Schuler-I 
zecki (referred May 25th, 1908) for track 
elevation damages (judgment allowed by 
Corporation Counsel's ofltice) ; William J. 
English, for settlement of suits; Hall 
Casket Company (referred December 7tlt, 
1908) (claim already settled); Ryan 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2157 



& Malier (referred November 9th, 1908') 
for refund for laying water pipe (ad- 
verse recommendation of the Commission- 
er of Public Works attached) ; Robert 
Quait for refund of money paid for re- 
lease of impounded dbg (referred Novem- 
ber 16th, 1908) ; submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Qhicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation, to whom was referred (June 22, 
1908, page 624), an ordinance author- 
izing the Chicago Railways Company to 
construct an extension of its street 
railway system in Sherman place from 
Clark street west, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the sub- 
stitute ordinance presented herewith: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Chicago Railways Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and op- 
erate an extension of its street rail- 
way system in Sherman place, from 
North Clark street to a point 250 feet 
westerly of the westerly line thereof, 
in accordance with the terms and con- 
ditions of the Ordinance of the City 
of Chicago, passed February 11, 1907. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That subject to all of the 
provisions, conditions, requirements and 
limitations of the ordinance passed by 
the City Qouncil of the City of Chicago 
on February 11th, 1907, and entitled: 



"An ordinance authorizing the Chicago 
Railways Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate a system of street rail- 
ways in streets and public ways of the 
City of Chicago," and of all amendments 
of said ordinance heretofore or hereafter 
made, consent, permission and author- 
ity are hereby granted to the Chicago 
Railways Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate a single or ' double 
track street railway in, upon and along 
Sherman place, from North Clark street 
and a connection with the tracks on 
said North Clark street, westerly to a 
point 250 feet westerly of the westerly 
line of said North Clark street (pro- 
duced across said Sherman place) meas- 
ured on the center line of said Sherman 
place, upon the express terms and con- 
ditions that said street railway shall be 
constructed, maintained and operated as 
an extension of the system of the Qhi- 
cago Railways Company, under and 
in accordance with the provisions, con- 
ditions and limitations of the said ordi- 
nance of February 11th, 1907, and of all 
amendments thereto, heretofore or here- 
after made, in all respects as though 
the right to construct, maintain and op- 
erate the same had been granted to the 
said company in and by the said ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
acceptance by the Chicago Railways 
Company, under its corporate seal; pro- 
vided, that if said company shall not 
file its formal acceptance of this ordi- 
nance and of all its terms and condi- 
tions, within thirty (30) days from the 
passage hereof, then all rights and priv- 
ileges hereby granted shall be wholly 
null and void and of no effect. 

Very respectfully, 
MiLTGN J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 



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December 21, 1903. 



of Aid. Foreman, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Qhicago, December 21,' 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation, to whom was referred (Decem- 
ber 7, 1908, page 1998), an agreement 
between the Calumet and South Chi- 
cago Railway Company and the Chicago 
and Southern Traction Company, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the ap- 
proval of this agreement by the City 
Qouncil. [Copy of agreement published 
December 7, 1908, pages 1999 to 2005, 
inclusive, of the Journal.] 

Vel-y! s-espectfully, 
MiLToi*!' J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Foreman, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation, to whom was referred (Decem- 
ber 14, 1908, page 2089), an ordinance 
authorizing the Calumet and South Chi- 
cago Railway Company to construct, 
maintain and operate extensions of its 
street railway system in and along 
South Chiica,go avenue from Vineennes 
avenue to South Park avenue, having 
had the some under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the same: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Calumet and South 
Chicago Railway Qompany to con- 
struct, maintain and operate exten- 
sions of its street railway system in 
and along South Chicago avenue, from 
Vineennes avenue to South Park 
avenue, in the City of Chicago. 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That, subject to all of the 
provisions, conditions, requirements and 
limitations of the ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on March 30, 1908, and entitled: "An 
Ordinance Authorizing the Calumet and 
South Chicago Railway Company to 
Construct, Maintain and Operate a Sys- 
tem of Street RailM^ays in the Streets' 
and Public Ways of the City of Chi- 
cago," and all amendments of said ordi- 
nance hereafter made, consent, permis- 
sion and authority are hereby given to 
the Calumet and South Chicago Railway 
Company to construct, maintain and 
operate a double track street railway 
in, upon and along South Chicago 
avenue from Vineennes avenue to South 
Park avenue in the City of Chicago; 
upon the express terms and conditions 
that said street railways shall be con- 
structed, maintained and operated aa 
extensions of the system of the Calumet 
and South Chicago Railway Company, 
under and in accordance with the pro- 
visions, conditions and limitations of the 
said ordinance of March 30th, 1908, and 
of all amendments thereto, hereafter 
made, in all respects as though the 
right to construct, maintain and operate 
the same had been granted to the said 
company in and by the said ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
aoceptance by the Qalumet and South 
Chicago Railway Company, under its 
corporate seal, provided that if said 
company shall not file its formal accep- 
tance of this ordinance and of all its 
terms and conditions within thirty (30) 
days from the passage thereof, then all 
rights and privileges hereby granted 
shall be wholly null and void and of no 
effect. 

Very respectfully, 
Milton J. Foreman, 
Chairman. 



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JUDICIARY. 
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (December 7, 1908, page 
1956) a communication from the Moth- 
ers' Circle of the Centenary M. E. 
Church, requesting the passage of a cur- 
few ordinance, and an ordinance (re- 
ferred June 29, 1908, page 847) grant- 
ing permission and authority to the Uni- 
versal Pneumatic Transmission Company 
to lay, construct, maintain and operate 
imderground pneumatic tubes not ex- 
ceeding forty-eight inches in diameter, 
to connect the Postoffice with sub-pos- 
tal stations, railway depots, etc., sub- 
mitted reports recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the 
reports. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following communication accom- 
panied the report concerning the ordi- 
nance in favor of the Universal Pneu- 
matic Transmission Company: 
Department of Public Works, "1 
Bureau of Engineering, I 

Chicago, December 7, 1908.J 
Eon, Frank Gonnery, Chairman, Sub- 
committee, Committee on Judiciary: 
Dear Sir — Referring to a proposed or- 
dinance granting certain rights to the 
Universal Pneumatic Transmission 
Company, I beg to state that I 
have had said ordinance and some 
tentative plans pertaining to same, 
showing a proposed conduit and 
rbute, under consideration. In view of 
the investigations now being made by 
this bureau in connection with proposed 
future subways for the business district 
of this city, the information in this di- 
rection so far collected, and the tentative 
plans for the same so far considered, I 
am firmly of the opinion that no conduit 
such as proposed by the Universal Pneu- 
matic Transmission Company should be 
permitted in the streets of the district 
bounded by Twelfth street on the south, 
Chicago avenue on the north and Halsted 



street on the west between the surface 
of the streets and a plane at an eleva- 
tion icorresponding to' the bottom of the 
Illinois Subway Company's tunnels. 

There is a question as to whether the 
space beneath these latter tunnels will 
ever be required by the City, but I should 
consider it advisable to preserve same for 
any future requirements, or, at least, un- 
til the requirements for subways have 
been fully considered. 

Yours truly, 

John Ericson, 
City Engineer. 



GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pringle, deferred and ordered published: 

CHICAGO, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 23, 1908, page 1859) ordinance 
granting the Ostermann Manufacturing 
Company permit to construct certain 
poles and wires, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority are hereby given and granted to 
the Ostermann Manufacturing Company, 
its successors and assigns, to construct, 
install, maintain and use posts or poles, 
and necessary copper wiring, said wires 
not to exceed three (3) in number, for 
the purpose of transmitting electricity 
for light, heat and power, upon and 
along a route which is substantially as 
follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point 
about twenty (20) feet east of the east 



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December 21, 1908. 



line of Peoria street and about one hun- 
dred (100) feet north of the north line of 
120th street, and crossing said Peoria 
street in a westerly direction to the 
property of the said Ostermann Manu- 
facturing Company, located in the block 
bounded by 119th, 120th, Morgan and 
Peoria streets, thence in a westerly di- 
rection on the said property of the said 
company, to a point about thirty (30) 
feet east of the east line of said Morgan 
street, and crossing said 119th street in 
a northwesterly direction to a point 
about ten (10) feet more or less north 
of the north line of 119th street and 
about thirty (30) feet east of the east 
line of Morgan street; thence due west 
across said Morgan street to the prop- 
erty of the said Ostermann Manufactur- 
ing Company, located on the northwest 
corner of said Morgan and 119th streets, 
said route being substantially as shown 
on the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is made a part 
hereof. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall icease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance or at 
any time prior thereto in the discretion 
of the Mayor. This ordinance shall at 
any time before the expiration thereof 
be subject to modification, amendment 
or repeal, and in case of repeal all priv- 
ileges hereby granted shall cease and de- 
termine. 

In case of the termination of the priv- 
ileges herein granted by lapse of time 
or otherwise the said grantee shall 
forthwith remove the said posts or poles 
and wires, the construction of which is 
herein authorized, without cost or ex- 
pense of the City of Chicago, and in the 
event of the failure, neglect or refusal 
on the part of the said grantee to do so 
when so directed by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, the Qity of Chicago may 
proceed to remove the same and charge 
the expense thereof to the said grantee, 



which said grantee hereby expressly 
agrees to pay. 

Section 3. The operation and main- 
tenance of the work herein authorized 
shall be subject to all existing ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago or any ordi- 
nances which may hereafter be passed 
relating to the construction and mainte- 
nance of poles and wires used for the 
leonveyance of electricity and the con- 
struction and maintenance of said work 
shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
City Electrician of the City of Chicago 
and no work shall be done in and about 
the construction of said work until a 
permit shall first have been issued by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the City Electrician of the City of Chi- 
cago authorizing the commencement of 
said work. 

It is expressly agreed by the grantee 
herein that no poles herein authorized 
shall be placed on any street, alley or 
public way now laid out, or which may 
hereafter be laid out, and that no wires 
shall cross any such street, alley or pub- 
lic way at a height less than forty-five 
(45) feet above the surface thereof, and 
the City of Chicago reserves to itself the 
right at any time to cause the said wires 
herein authorized to be placed under- 
ground, and in the event that said grantee 
fails, neglects or refuses upon direction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works or the 
Qity Electrician to cause said wires to 
be placed underground, the City of Chi- 
cago may proceed to place the said 
wires underground and charge the ex- 
pense thereof to said grantee, which the 
said grantee expressly agrees to pay. 

Section 4. The grantee herein shall 
convey electric current over the wires 
and poles herein authorized for its own 
use exclusively and shall at no time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance sell, lease 
or convey the lines of wires, plant, fran- 
chise, property, etc., owned or used by 
it in connection with- the permission and 



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authority herein granted to any other 
corporation, firm or person; nor shall 
said grantee consolidate or combine di- 
rectly or indirectly with any person, 
firm or corporation so as to own the line 
of wires, plant, franchise, property, etc., 
used in connection with the authority 
and permission hereby granted with the 
plant or property of any other person, 
firm or corporation, but said grantee 
shall at all times during the life of this 
ordinance maintain and operate the 
plant, franchise and property herein 
referred to and used in connection with 
the authority hereby granted as an in- 
dependent enterprise and free from any 
connection with any other person, firm 
or corporation. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said Oster- 
mann Manufacturing Company shall 
pay to the City of Chicago as compen- 
sation for said privileges the sum of 
seventy-five ($75.00) dollars per an- 
num for each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the first payment 
shall be made as of the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance and succeeding 
payments annually thereafter. It is 
hereby made an express provision of 
this ordinance that the privileges herein 
panted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void if said 
grantee fails to promxptly pay any in- 
stallment of said compensation. 

If at any time during the life of this 
ordinance the said grantee shall fail, 
refuse or neglect to pay the compensa- 
tion herein provided for or to observe 
and perform all and singular the con- 
ditions of this ordinance, the City of 
Chicago reserves the right to cause the 
removal of the work herein authorized 
and all the expense of su'ch removal 
shall be borne by the said grantee. 

Section 6. The grantee herein shall 
pay any and all damage that may ac- 
crue from the construction and mainte- 
nance of the work herein authorized, 
and shall indemnify, save and keep 



harmless the City of Chicago against all 
damages, loss or expense of any kind 
whatsoever which may be recovered 
against said city in consequence of the 
acts or neglect of said grantee, its 
agents or servants, and to save and 
keep harmless the said City of Chi- 
cago from any and all damages, loss or 
expense icaused by or incident to the 
construction and maintenance of said 
work. 

Section 7. Said grantee before pro- 
ceeding to' do any of the work under the 
authority of this ordinance shall execute 
a bond to the Qity of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) 
dollars, with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned for the ob- 
servance and faithful performance by 
the said grantee of all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance, and, conditioned further, to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any loss, costs, 
damages, expense or liability of any 
kind whatsoever which the City of Chi- 
cago may be put to or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city by reason of the passage 
of this ordinance or by reason of the 
exercise by the said grantee of the au- 
thority and permission herein granted, 
and conditioned to comply with all the 
terms of this ordinance. 

The said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereunder shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance said bond shall not be 
in full force then the privileges and au- 
thority herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage and upon the filing of an accep- 
tance of said ordinance by said grantee 
and the filing of the bond herein pro- 
vided for; provided, that said bond and 
acceptance shall be filed within thirty 



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December 21, 1908. 



(30) days after the passage of this or- 
dinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William J. Pringle, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DI- 
VISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, submitted the following 
report, M^hich was, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, deferred and ordered published: 
Chicago, December 16, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (December 7, page 1996), an ordi- 
nance and petition for turning over Hyde 
Park boulevard, from Drexel boulevard 
to East End avenue and East End 
avenue from Hyde Park boulevard to 
56th street, to South Park Commission- 
ers, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the ordinance do pass: 

Be it ordained l>y the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That consent is hereby 
given and granted to the South Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, im- 
prove, control and govern Hyde Park 
boulevard from the east line of Drexel 
boulevard to the east line of East End 
avenue, and East End avenue from the 
south line of Hyde Park boulevard to 
the south line of Fifty-sixth street, as 
other parks and boulevards now under 
the control of said commissioners. 

Section 2. That nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be construed as 
a waiver or relinquishment by, or on 
the part of the City of Qhicago, of any 
of its rights or powers in relation to 
the laying of water mains and pipes, 
and building and repairing sewers and 
drains, to lay electric or other wires 



owned or controlled by the City of 
Chicago, and regulating the openings for 
same, and make other underground im- 
provements in the same manner and ta 
the same extent that the City of Chi- 
cago might heretofore have done in said 
portions of Hyde Park boulevard and 
East End avenue. 

All powers which the City of Chicago 
now has in relation to' water mains and 
pipes, building and repairing sewers and 
drains, to lay electric or other wires- 
owned or controlled by the City 
of Chicago, and regulating the openings 
for the same, and make other under- 
ground improvements in streets and al- 
leys of said city being hereby expressly 
reserved as to said portions of said 
streets in as ample a manner as if the 
aforesaid consent were not given. 

Section 3. That unless the said 
South Park Commissioners shall, with- 
in six (6) months from approval hereof 
select and take said portions of said 
streets for the purpose aforesaid, thia 
ordinance shall cease to be of any force 
or effect and the consent hereby given 
shall be deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. J. Dixon, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Dixon, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Qhicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (February 17, 1908, page 3906), 
ordinance vacating alley in Block 4, 
Archer Addition to Chicago, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 



December 21, 1908. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2163 



of the ajccompanying substitute ordi- 
nance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on iOompensation : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago'. 

Section 1. That all that, part of the 
east and west fourteen (14) foot public 
alley lying betv/een the east line of 
Stewart avenue as originally laid out and 
the west line of the east fourteen ( 14 ) 
feet of Lot thirty-one (31), in Block four 
(4), Archer Addition to Chicago, north 
half (N. l^) of southwest quarter (S. 
W. l^), and south half (S. 1/2) of north- 
west quarter (N. W. %) and south 
eighty -three (83) feet of north half (N. 
1/2) of northwest quarter (N. W. %)? 
of northeast quarter (N. E. i^) of Sec- 
tion twenty-eight (28), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14) 
east of the Third Principal Meridian, 
and being further described as the west 
two hundred forty -seven and four- 
tenths (247.4) feet, more or less, of the 
fourteen (14) foot east and west pub- 
lic alley in the block bounded by 
Twenty -third street. Twenty -third 
place, Princeton avenue and Stewart 
avenue, as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" upon the 
plat hereto attached, which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part hereof, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance Vierling, 
McDowell & Company shall dedicate to 
the public and open up for public use 
as an alley the east fourteen (14) feet 
of Lot thirty-one (31) in Block four 
(4), Archer Addition to Chicago afore- 
said, as shown in yellow, on the afore- 
said plat and marked "To be dedicated;" 
and further shall within sixty (60) 
days of the passage of this ordinance 
pay to the City of Chicago the sum of 
six hundred thirty-six and thirteen 
one -hundredths ($636.13) dollars to- 



ward a fund for the payment of any 
and all claims for damages which may 
arise from the vacation of said alley; 
and further shall within sixty (60) 
days of the passage of this ordinance 
deposit with the City of Chicago a sum 
sufficient in the judgment of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to defray 
all cost of paving and curbing re- 
turn into the alley herein dedicated sim- 
ilar to the paving and curbing in 
Twenty-third place, between Stewart 
avenue and Princeton avenue; said 
work to be done under the supervision 
of the City of Chicago at the sole ex- 
pense of Vierling, McDowell & Com- 
pany. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided said Vierling, 
McDowell & Company shall within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance 
and a plat properly executed and ac- 
knowledged showing the dedication and 
vacation herein provided for. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. J. DrxoN, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Dixon, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 16, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council A^semdled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (December 14, 1908, page 2075), 
ordinance granting permission to The 
Decorators' Supply Co. to maintain a 
bridge across alley, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of ordi- 



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December 21, 1908. 



nance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Qompensation : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to The Decorators'^ 
Supply Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and 
operate as now constructed a bridge or 
covered passageway across the first six- 
teen (16) foot east and west public alley 
south of Archer avenue, between Lime and 
Leo streets, connecting the second story 
of the building erected upon Lot two 
(2) in the subdivision of Lot two (2), 
Healy Bros. Subdivision of parts of Lots 
one (1) and two (2) in Block twenty- 
four (24), Canal Trustees' Subdivision 
of the south fractional half (S. F. Vs) 
of Section twenty-nine (29), Township 
thirty-nine (39) north, Range fourteen 
(14) east of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian, and known as 2537 Archer 
avenue, with the second story of the 
building erected upon Lot three (3) iii 
subdivision of Lot two (2) in Healy 
Bros. Subdivision aforementioned, and 
known as 2529-31 Leo street. 

Said bridge or covered passageway 
shall not exceed sixteen (16) feet in 
length nor nine (9) feet in width nor 
one (1) story in height, and the lowest 
portion of same shall not be less than fif- 
teen (15) feet above the surface of the 
alley at that point, as shown on plat 
attached to this ordinance, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
hereof. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said bridge or covered pas- 
sageway shall be under the direction 
and supervision of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and the Fire Marshal of 
the City of Chicago, and the location 
and construction of the same shall be in 
accordance with plans and specifications 
which shall first be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, a 



copy of which plans and specifications 
shall at all times be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works; and no permit shall be issued 
allowing any work to be done in and 
about the construction of said bridge 
or covered passageway herein authorized 
until such plans and specifications have 
been first submitted to and approved 
by the said Commissioner of Public 
Works and said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and 
after the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance, or at any time prior thereto 
in the discretion of the Mayor. In case 
of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, by 
the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, 
or otherwise, said grantee shall remove 
said bridge or covered passageway 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago; pro- 
vided that in the event of a failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, to re- 
move said bridge or covered passageway 
when directed so to do, the City of Chi- 
cago may proceed to remove same and 
charge the expense thereof to the said 
grantee, its successors or assigns. 

Section 3. In iconsideration of the 
privileges herein granted and as compen- 
sation therefor, said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall pay to the City 
of Chicago, so long as the privileges here- 
in authorized are being enjoyed, the sum 
of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year, 
payable annually in advance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of 
the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter; 
and it is expressly understood and 
agreed that if any default is made in 
the payment of said compensation the 
privileges hereby granted shall at once 
terminate. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 



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21G5 



until a permit shall first have been is- 
sued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works authorizing such work to pro- 
ceed; and no permit shall issue until the 
first annual payment herein provided for 
has been made at the office of the City 
Collector of the City of Chicago:, and 
a bond has been executed by the said 
grantee in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 
tioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all damages, cost, expense or lia- 
bility of any kind whatsoever which 
may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from, by 
reason of, or on account of the permis- 
sion and authority herein granted, or 
the exercise by the grantee herein, its 
successors or assigns, of the permission 
and authority herein given; and con- 
ditioned further for the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the priv- 
ileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

SECTioisr 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, provided that the said 
grantee shall file a written acceptance 
of this ordinance, together with the 
bond hereinabove provided for, within 
thirty (30) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. J. Dixon, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 



of Aid. Dixon, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 16, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (December 14, 1908, page 2075), 
ordinance granting A. Seidler permission 
to maintain canopy, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to A. Seidler, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to con- 
struct, maintain and use a canopy 
over the sidewalk in Forty-seventh 
street, from the building known as No. 
799 East 47th street, which canopy shall 
be constructed of incombustible mater- 
ial. Said canopy shall not exceed twenty- 
one (21) feet in length, nor extend more 
than ten (10) feet beyond the face of 
the building, and the lowest portion of 
same shall not be less than twelve (12) 
feet above the surface of the sidewalk 
at that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision o>f| the 
Commissioner of Public Works and Fire 
Marshal of the City of Qhicago, and 
the location and construction of the 
same shall be in accordance with the 
plans and specifications which shall 
first be approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works and Fire Marshal of 
the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
plans and specifications shall at all 
times be kept on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no 
permit- shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the con- 
struction of said canopy herein author- 



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^» 




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December 21, 1908. 



ized until such plans and speciiEications 
have first been submitted to and ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or 
otherwise, said grantee, his heirs, ex- 
ecutors or assigns, shall remove said 
canopy without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago, 
provided that in the event of the fail- 
ure, neglect or refusal on the part of 
said grantee, his heirs, executors or as- 
signs, to remove said canopy when di- 
rected so to do, the City of Chicago may 
proceed to remove same and charge the 
expense thereof to said grantees, their 
heirs, executors or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted and as com- 
pensation therefor said A. Seidler, his 
heirs, exeputors or assigns, shall pay to 
the City of Chicago, as long as the priv- 
ileges herein authorized are being en- 
joyed, the sum of twenty-five dollars 
($25.00) per year, payable annually in 
advance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance and each succeeding payment an- 
nually thereafter, provided that if de- 
fault is made in any of the installments 
of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted shall immediate- 
ly terminate and this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall have first been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works au- 
thorizing such work to proceed, and no 
permit shall issue until the first annual 
payment herein provided for has been 
made at the office of the City Collector 



of the City of Chicago' and a bond has 
been executed by the said grantee in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all dam- 
ages, cost, expense or liability of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said dty by reason of or on account 
of the permission and authority herein 
granted, or the exercise by the said gran- 
tee herein, his heirs, executors or as- 
signs, of the permission and author- 
ity herein given; and conditioned fur- 
ther for ■ the faithful observance and 
performance of all and singular the con- 
ditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be kept in 
full force, then the privileges and au- 
thority herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5, This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within thirty (30) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Thos. J. Dixon, 

CJmirman. 

ALSO;, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 16, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 

South Division, to whom was referred 



December 21, 1908. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2107 



(December 14th, 1908, page 2074) or- 
dinance granting permission to John Sex- 
ton & Company to maintain canopy, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the ordinance with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensa- 
tion: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to John Sexton and Com- 
pany, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to construct, maintain and use 
a canopy over the sidewalk in Franklin 
street, from the buildinig known as the. 
northeast corner of Franklin and Lake 
streets, which canopy shall be constructed 
of incombustible material. Said canopy 
shall not exceed ninety-six (96) feet in 
length, nor extend more than sixteen 
(16) feet beyond the face of the build- 
ing, and the lowest portion of same shall 
not be less than twelve (12) feet above 
the surface of the sidewalk at that point. 
The location, maintenance and con- 
struction Oif said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with the plans and 
specifications which ^all first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten ( 10 ) years from and after 



the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, its successors or as- 
signs, shall remove said canopy without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to the City of Chicago, provided that in 
the event of the failure, neglect or re- 
fusal on the part of said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, to remove said canopy 
when directed so to do, the City of Chi- 
cago may proceed to remove same and 
charge the expense thereof to said gran- 
tee, its successors or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted and as com- 
pensation therefor said John Sexton and 
Company, its successors or assigns, shall 
pay to the City of Chicago, as long as 
the privileges herein authorized are be- 
ing enjoyed, the sum of twenty-five dol- 
lars ($25.00) per year, payable annually 
in advance, the first payment to be- 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter, provided that 
if default is made in any of the install- 
ments of compensation herein provided 
for, the privileges herein granted shall 
immediately terminate and this ordinance 
shall become null and void. 

Section 4. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit shall have first been issued by 
the Commissioner of Public Works au- 
thorizing such work to proceed, and no 
permit shall issue until the first annual 
payment herein provided for has been 
made at the office of the City Collector 
of the City of Chicago and a bond has 
been executed by the said grantee in the 
penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all dam- 
ages, cost, expense or liability of any 



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December 21, 1908. 



kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city by reason of or on account of 
the permission and authority herein 
granted, or the exercise by the said gran- 
tee herein, its successors or assigns, of 
the permission and authority herein giv- 
en; and conditioned further for the faith- 
ful observance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be kept in full force, then the privileges 
and authority herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage upon the filing of the acceptance 
in writing of this ordinance by the said 
grantee and the filing of the bond here- 
in provided for within thirty (30) days 
of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. J. Dixon, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was re- 
ferred (June 29, 1908, page 889) an or- 
dinance granting permission and author- 
ity to the Chicago Union Transfer Rail- 
way Company to construct and operate 
railway tracks east of 48th avenue, from 
about 70th street southward, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 
The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, submitted the following 



report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Egan, deferred and ordered published: 
Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred 
(October 5th, 1908, page 1467) ordinance 
vacating alley in Nathaniel T. Wright's 
Sub., having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the accompanying substi- 
tute ordinance without compensation, in 
accordance with the opinion of the Cor- 
poration Counsel's ofiice: 

AN ordinance 
For the vacation of a portion of the 
north and soruth alley in Block one ( 1 ) 
in Nathaniel T. Wright's Subdivision 
of Lot four (4) of the Superior Court 
Partition of the east half of Section 
two (2), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range thirteen (13), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the al- 
ley running north and south through a 
portion of Block one ( 1 ) in Nathaniel T. 
Wright's Subdivision of Lot four (4) of 
the Superior Court Partition of the 
east half of Section two (2), Township 
thirty-nine North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, in Cook County, 
Illinois, plat of which Subdivision was 
recorded in the Recorder's Office of Cook 
County, Illinois, on^ October 9, 1872, as 
Document Number 61043 in Book 2 of 
Maps, page 100, as is bounded on the 
north by the southwesterly line of the 
right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company and on 
the south 'by a line drawn sixteen (16) 
feet north of and parallel with the north 
line of Lots thirty-six (36) to forty-five 
(45), inclusive, in said Block one (1) 
(said block being bounded by Chicag3 
avenue, North Sawyer avenue. Grand ave- 



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nue and North Kedzie avenue) and 
marked upon the plat hereto attached and 
made a part hereof "to he vacated" and 
colored red, he and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed, inasmuch as the same 
is no longer required by the general pub- 
lic as an alley, and the. public interest 
will be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after the 



filing of a copy hereof in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, by Charles H. Wacker; provided 
that such filing shall be done within 
thirty (30) days after the passage of 
this ordinance, otherwise this ordinance 
to be void. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



CITY HALL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on City Hall and Public Buildings submitted a report recom- 
mending awards of certain contracts for work to be done on the new Qity Hall 
building. 

Aid. Taylor asked unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of the 
report. 

Aid. Snow objected to the immediate consideration of the ordinance recom- 
mended in the report awarding a contract for marble work, etc., in the new build- 
ing to the John Peirce Company at $471,000.00. 

Aid. Kruger moved to defer consideration of the report and to publish the 
same in the Journal. 

Aid. Taylor moved to suspend the rules temporarily for the purpose of taking 
up the report for immediate consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules prevailed. 

Point of Order. 

Aid. Foreman raised the point of order that, under the City Charter, the re- 
port 'could not be taken up for consideration without having been previously de- 
ferred and published, except by unanimous consent. 

The point of order was sustained, and unanimous consent being refused, the 
report was ordered deferred and published in the Journal, 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on City Hall and Public Buildings, having had under con- 
sideration public bids submitted to the Commissioner of Public Works for work in 
connection with the construction of the new City Hall, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ordinances herewith submitted, authorizing and 
directing the said Commissioner to accept the following bids and execute contracts 
hereto attached: 

John Peirce Co., for marble, mosaic and tile work $471,000.00 

The Carbondale Machine Co., for refrigeration system 6,975.00 

United Store Service & Tube Co., for pneumatic tubes 1,795.00 

Green Engineering Co., for furnaces and grates 6,210 



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^1*^0 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to enter into a contract with John Peirce Company, a New York 
corporation, for the marble, mosaic and tile work in the new City Hall building 
on the west half of Block thirty-nine (39), in the original Town of Chicago, in ac- 
cordance with the terms and conditions of the form of agreement attached hereto, 
for a sum not to exceed four hundred and seventy-one thousand ($471,000,00) 
dollars; provided, said John Peirce Company shall execute said contract and shall 
furnish a bond for the faithful perfoirmance of same in the penal sum of two hundred 
thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars ($235,500.00), with sureties satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works and conditioned as required by law, within 
such time as may be required by said Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its 
passage and approval. 



This Agreement, Made and entered into this day of Ite- 

cember, A. D. 1908, between John Peirce Company, a corporation organized under 
the laws of the State of New York, party of the first part, and the City of Chicago, 
party of the second part, witnesseth; 

1. That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the pay- 
ments to be to it made by the City of Chicago, as hereinafter set forth, hereby 
covenants and agrees to furnish all labor and materials and do all the marble, 
mosaic and tile work required in the construction of the City Hall Building to 
be erected on the west half of Block thirty-nine (39) in the original Town of 
Chicago, in conformity to and in accordance with the plans and drawings, specifi- 
cations and addenda thereto, prepared by Holabird & Roche, Architects, and iden- 
tified hj the signatures of said party of the first part, of the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago and of said Architects, copies of which are 
hereto attached and made parts hereof, the originals being on file in the office of 
said Commissioner of Public Works. 

2. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the contractor for the 
general work of constructing said building has agreed to commence said general 
work after the completion of the work of wrecking the old building, excavating, 
and sinking the caissons, and within five (5) days after the date when' possession 
of the premises shall be delivered to it, said date to be fixed by notice in writing 
from the Commissioner of Pliblic Works of the City of Chicago, which shall be 
receipted for by said contractor in writing; and that said contractor has agreed 
to prosecute said general work diligently and con:tinuously and to fully complete 
the same within eighteen (18) calendar months from the date of the delivery to 
it of possession of the premises as aforesaid. 

The party of the first part hereby agrees to commence the work included in 
this contract as soon as the construction of said building shall be sufficiently ad- 
vanced, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Public Works to enable said party of 
the first part to prosecute the work included in this contract continuously and with- 
out interruption, and within seven ( 7 ) days after receiving notice in writing to that 
effect from the Commissioner of Public Works, which notice shall be receipted for 
in writing by the party of the first part. Said party of the first part agrees to 
prosecute the work diligently and continuously and to fully complete the same as 
contemplated by this contract within the time set for completion of the general 



December 21, 1908. . reports of committees. 2171 

work on said building as hereinbefore set forth, and to remove scaffording, ma- 
terial, implements, debris or rubbish connected with or caused by said work im- 
mediately on completion and leave said work complete and perfect, free from expense 
to the party of the second part; and shall at all times give to the Commissioner 
of Public Works and to Holabird & Roche, Architects, free access to said work. 

3. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the general work of 
<;onstructing said building, as well as certain other portions of the work not in- 
cluded in this contract for said general work, will be carried on in the building 
during the performance of this contract; and in order that said general work and 
said other certain portions of the work may be completed within the times set for 
the completion thereof, the party of the first part undertakes and agrees not to 
hinder or interfere with the contractors for said general and other work, but to 
give said contractors such facilities and opportunities for the performance of their 
contracts that all the contractors employed by the party of the second part in and 
about said building may co-operate in and about the performance of their respective 
contracts. 

4. It is hereby further agreed that the party of the second part shall furnish 
to the party of the first part one set of copies of all plans, drawings, specifications 
and addenda thereto signed by said Commissioner of Public Works and by said 
Architects, which shall be kept upon the premises above described and to which the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects shall have free access at all 
times. Should any dispute arise between the parties hereto respecting the true 
construction or interpretation to be given said plans, drawings, specifications or 
addenda, or the meaning thereof, the same shall be decided by the Architects with 
the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works and such decision shall be final. 

j Said plans, drawings, and specifications are intended to be co-operative so that 
I any work shown by the plans or drawings and not mentioned in the specifications, 
I or vice versa, is to be executed if mentioned in the specifications and shown by the 
I plans or drawings with the true intent and meaning of said plans, drawings and 

! specifications. 
5. It is further agreed that the said party of the second part may, through 
its Commissioner of Public Works at any time during the progress of said work, 
I make any addition to or deduction or alteration, from said plans, drawings, speci- 
I fications and addenda without invalidating any part of this agreement, but the fair 
|| value of the same shall be added to or deducted from the sums herein agreed to 

ibe paid by the said party of the second part, as the case may be; Provided, that 
no work of any description upon the premises shall be considered as extra work 
. or a charge in excess of the amount herein' agreed to be paid unless a proper esti- 
i mate in writing of the same before its commencement shall have been submitted 
; and signed by the said Architects, approved by the said Commissioner of Public 
I Works and authorized by the City Council of the City of Chicago ; and, provided, 
further, that should any dispute arise respecting the fair value of the work added 
\ or omitted by the party of the first part, the same shall be determined by th3 
• arbitration of three persons, one to be chosen by the party of the first part, one 
I by the party of the second part, through its Commissioner of Public Works, and 
I the two so chosen to select a third, and the decision by a majority of the three 

!so chosen shall be binding upon the parties hereto, and the expense of said arbi 
tration, shall be borne equally between the parties hereto. Said party of the 
j first part, however, expressly covenants and agrees that in no case shall any such 
i dispute or arbitration interfere with the regular progress of the work, but that 



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it will prosecute the entire work including that under dispute or arbitration with- 
out interruption or delay in accordance with the terms of this contract and the 
specifications, pending the settlement of any such dispute by arbitration or otherwise. 
6. In cases of additions to or alterations in the work made as above provided 
which will require additional time for completion of the work included in thia 
contract, or in case the party of the first part shall be obstructed or delayed in 
the prosecution or completion of the work by other contractors of the party of the 
second part, or by the act, neglect, delay or default of the party of the second part, 
or by any damage which may happen by fire, lightning, earthquake, cyclone or the 
abandonment of the work by its employees through no fault of said party of the 
first part, then the time herein fixed for the completion of the work may be ex- 
tended for a period equivalent to the time lost by reason of any of the causes 
aforesaid; but no such extension shall be made unless a claim therefor is pre- 
sented in writing to the Commissioner of Public Works within three days after the 
commencement of any such delay. The duration of such extension, if any, shall 
be such fair allowance as shall be determined and certified in writing by the 
Architects, and approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. The said party 
of the first part hereby assumes all responsibility for any loss or damage that may 
happen to said work, or any part thereof, or the materials therefor, or for any 
injury to the workmen or the public or to individual or for damage to adjoining 
property or for any damage arising from its delaying in any manner the com- 
pletion of the work of other contjactors in said building or from any other cause 
whatsoever until said work is finished, delivered and accepted by said party of the 
second part. And it is further expressly understood and agreed that if the time 
of performance of the contract herein be for any reason, either expressly or by 
implication, extended, such extensions shall not affect the validity of this contract jl 
nor the liabilities of the sureties upon the bond given for the faithful performance 
of the same. \ 

I: 

It is further understood and agreed that said party of the first part shall not! 
sublet any portion of said work except v/ith the consent and approval in writing; 
of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects, and in no case shall such 
consent relieve the party of the first part from its obligations herein assumed, or| 
change the terms of this agreement. Should said party of the first part desire taj 
sublet any portion of the work, a request shall be made in writing (in triplicate 
copies ) , giving the name and address of the proposed sub- contractor and defining 
the portion of the work he desires to sublet and this shall be submitted to the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects for approval. If the proposed 
sub-contractor is satisfactory, one copy of the written request of said party of thej] 
first part shall be approved in writing by the Commissioner of Public Works andj 
the Architects, and returned to said party of the first part. |i 

8. It is further understood and agreed tbat on or about the first and fifteenth j 
days of each month and before the party of the second part or its agents or Archi-jj 
tects shall pay or cause to be paid to the party of the first part or its order any 
money or other consideration due or to become due herein, said party of thej 
first part shall furnish to the Commissioner of Public Works, if required by hiTn,j 
a written statement, verified by affidavit, giving the names and addresses of all; 
persons, firms and corporations who have, up to the date thereof furnished labor or| 
material in or about the performance of this contract, and the amounts due or toj 
become due to said parties. 

9. It is further understood and agreed that whenever the Commissioner of 



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Public Works shall notify the party of the first part by notice personally served, 

or by leaving a copy thereof at the last known address of said party of the first 

'part that no further estimates or vouchers will be issued or payments made on 

the contract until the sub-contractors, workmen or employees of said party of the 

' first part have been paid, and said party of the first part shall neglect or refuse for 

; the space of ten days after such notice shall have been served to pay such sub- 

I contractors, workmen' or employees, said party of the second part shall be authorized 

to apply any money due or that may become due under this contract to the payment 

of such sub-contractors, workmen or employees without other or further notice to 

said party of the first part, or, at its option may declare this entire agreement null 

and void and may take possession of said work and complete the same; and in 

' such case said party of the first part hereby agrees to pay all loss or damage caused 

thereby. And it is expressly understood and agreed that the failure of the party 

of the second part to retain and apply any of such moneys or of the Commissioner 

of Public Works to order or direct that no vouchers or estimates shall issue or 

further payments be made, shall not, nor shall the paying over of any reserved 

percentage, without such sub-contractor, workman or employee being first paid, in 

any way affect the liability of the party of the first part or of its sureties to said 

party of the second part or to any such sub-contractor, workman or employee upon 

the bond given for the faithful performance of this contract. 

10. Said party of the first part further covenants and agrees to furnish such 
materials, workmanship and labor of all kinds as shall be suitable and necessary 
for carrying on and completing said work, and to protect said materials and work- 
manship from damage by the elements, and otherwise until the completion of the 
eame, and to remove all improper material and work when so directed by said 
Architects with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works, and to sub- 
stitute therefor such materials and work as, in the opinion of said Architects 
and said Commissioner of Public Works are required by the plans, drawings and 
specifications. No improper materials shall be used, but all materials of every 
kind shall fully answ^er the specifications, or, if not particularly specified or 
indicated on the plans or drawings shall be suitable for the place where used. 
Said party of the first part further agrees to furnish all materials and perform 
all of said work under the immediate direction and superintendence of the Archi- 
tects, and to their entire satisfaction, approval and acceptance. All material used 
I and all labor performed shall be subject to the inspection and the approval or re- 
I jection of said Architects, and the said party of the second part hereby reserves to 
i said Architects, with the approval of its Commissioner of Public Works, the right 
finally to decide all questions arising as to the proper performance of said work 
and as to whether the rate of progress therein is such as to correspond with the 
conditions of this contract. Any imperfect workmanship or other faults which may 
appear within eighteen months after the completion of said work, and which in the 
judgment of the Architects with the approval of said Commissioner of Public 
Works arise out of improper materials or workmanship, shall, upon the direction 
of said Commissioner of Public Works, be made good by and at the expense of said 
party of the first part, and in case of its failure so to do> said City of Chicago may 
recover from said party of the first part the cost of making good the work. 

11. It is further expressly understood and agreed that if the said party of the 
first part shall at any time refuse, neglect or be unable to follow the reasonable 
instructions of the Commissioner of Public Works and of said Architects in the 
completion of said work in any manner or fail to prosecute said work at such a rate 



^l'^4 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908» 

as shall, in the judgment of said Architects and of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, insure its completion in the time and manner herein stipulated, or delay 
said work or show gross carelessness or incompetency or fail to comply with said 
plans, drawings, specifications and addenda, or to protect said materials or work- 
manship from damage or refuse or neglect to furnish sworn statements as hereia 
agreed, said party of the second part by giving three days' notice in writing signed 
by said Architects and approved by said Commissioner of Public Works to said 
party of the first part of its intention so to do, and the party of the first part being 
still in default as above at the end of said three days, may enter upon and employ 
other persons to finish said work, protect or re-execute the same; and the expense 
thereof, together with all loss or damage occasioned thereby, shall be adjusted by the 
Commissioner of Public Works and shall be charged to said party of the first 
part and shall be deducted from the sum due him under this agreement. 

12. The said City of Chicago hereby covenants and agrees in consideration of 
the covenants and agreements in this contract specified to be kept and performed by 
the said party of the first part that if its City Council shall hereafter levy taxes 
and appropriate funds therefrom lawfully for this purpose, it will pay to said 
party of the first part for the full completion of the work included in this contract 
to the satisfaction and acceptance of the Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Architects, the sum of Four Hundred and Seventy-one Thousand ($471,000.00) 
Dollars, as hereinafter set forth. 

13. It is further agreed by said City that if its City Council shall levy 
taxes and appropriate funds as aforesaid and if 'the rate of progress upon said 
work shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works and to. said Archi- 
tects, semi-monthly certificates will be issued by the Architects for eighty-five (85) 
per cent of the work done and materials properly set in place, in the judgment of 
the said Architects. On or about the fifth and twentieth days of each month, upon 
the approval of the above certificates by the Commissioner of Public Works, esti- 
mates for the amount of the certificates will be issued by said Commissioner of 
Public Works, subject to additions or deductions as herein provided for, which shall 
entitle the holder to receive the amount that may be due thereon when the money 
applicable to the payment of such work shall be available and the conditions an- 
nexed to such estimates, if any, shall have been satisfied. It is expressly under- 
stood and agreed, however, that the amounts to be paid from time to time shall 
in no case exceed eighty-five per cent of the value of the work done and the material 
set in place; the remaining fifteen per cent of said value is to be retained by said 
party of the second part as part security for the faithful performance of this con- 
tract, and shall not be paid until the expiration of thirty days after the comple- 
tion' of said work, acceptance of the same by the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Architects, payments of all claims for labor and materials and the 
return of all plans, specifications and drawings to the Architects. The giving of the 
aforesaid certificates and estimates, however, shall in no way lessen the total and 
final responsibility of the party of the first part. 

14. It is further expressly understood and agreed by the parties hereto that 
the work herein provided for shall be fully completed and ready for delivery within 
the time fixed herein. 'Inasmuch as the failure to have said work fully com- 
pleted and ready for delivery within the time fixed therefor will work an injury to 
the City, and as the damages arising from delay in the completion of the work 
cannot be calculated with any degree of certainty, it is hereby agreed that if such 
work is not completed within the time specified, then there shall be deducted from 



December 21, 1908. reports of committees. 2175 

the contract price and retained by the City as its ascertained and liquidated dam- 
ages the sum of Four Hundred ($400.00) Dollars for each and every day passing 
after the date so fixed for the completion of said work until said work is fully 
completed and ready for service. 

15. This agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the 
respective parties hereto. 

In Witness Whereof, said party of the first part has caused this agreement 
to be signed by its president and its corporate seal to be affixed hereto and attested 
by its secretary, and the City of Chicago has caused this agreement to be signed 
by its Commissioner of Public Works, countersigned by its Comptroller and ap- 
proved by its Mayor, the day and year first above written. 

John Peirce Company, 

By , 

Attest : President. 



Secretary. 



City of Chicago, 



By. 



Commissioner of Public Works. 
Countersigned : 



Approved: Gity Comptroller. 

> 

Mayor. 

Form Approved: ' 

Corporation Counsel. 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to enter into a contract with The Carbondale Machine Co., a 
Pennsylvania corporation, for a refrigeration system in the new City Hall building 
on the west half of Block thirty-nine (39), in the original Town of Chicago, in ac- 
cordance with the terms and conditions of the form of agreement attached hereto, 
for a sum not to exceed six thousand nine hundred and seventy-five ($6,975.00) 
dollars; provided, said The Carbondale Machine Co. shall execute said contract and 
shall furnish a bond for the faithful performance of the same in the penal sum of sLx 
thousand nine himdred and seventy-five ($6,975.00) dollars with sureties satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Public Works and conditioned as required by law, 
within such time as may be required by said Commissioner of Public Works. 



217G REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its 
passage and approval. 



This Agreement, made and entered into this . , . . day of De- 
cember, A. D. 1908, between The Carbondale Machine Company, a corporation or- 
ganized under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, party of the first part, and 
the City of Chicago, party of the second part, witnesseth: 

Paragraph 1. That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of 
the payments to be to it made by the City of Chicago as hereinafter set forth, 
hereby covenants and agrees to furnish all labor and materials, and do all the work of 
every sort and kind required in the installation and completion of the refrigeration 
system in the City Hall building -to be erected on the west half of Block thirty- 
nine ( 39 ) in the original Town of Chicago, Illinois, in conformity to and in ac- 
cordance with the plans, drawings and specifications prepared by Holabird & Roche, 
architects, and identified by the signatures of said party of the first part, of the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago and of said architects, copies 
of which are hereto attached and made parts hereof, the originals being on file 
in the ofiice of said Commissioner of Public Works. 

2. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the contractor for the 
general work of constructing said building has agreed to commence said general 
work after the completion of the work of wrecking the old building, excavating, 
and sinking the caissons, and within five (5) days after the date when possession 
of the premises shall be delivered to it, said date to be fixed by notice in writing 
from the Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago, which shall be re- 
ceipted for by said contractor in writing; and that said contractor has agreed to 
prosecute said general work diligently and continuously and to fully complete the 
same within eighteen (18) calendar months from the date of the delivery to it of 
possession of the premises as aforesaid. 

The party of the first part hereby agrees to commence the work included in 
this contract as soon as the construction of said building shall be sufficiently ad- 
vanced, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Public Works, to enable said party 
of the first part to prosecute the work included in this contract continuously and 
without interruption, and within seven (7) .days after receiving notice in writing 
to that effect from the Commissioner of Public Works, which notice shall be re- 
ceipted for in writing by the party of the first part. Said party of the first part 
agrees to prosecute the work diligently and continuously and to fully complete 
the same as contemplated by this contract at least two calendar months before the 
time set for completion of the general work on said building as hereinbefore set 
forth, and to remove scaffolding, material, implements, debris or rubbish connected 
with or caused by said work immediately on completion and leave said work com- 
plete and perfect, free from expense to the party of the second part; and shall at 
all times give to the Commissioner of Public Works and to Holabird & Roche, 
Architects, free access to said work. 

3. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the general work of 
constructing said building, as well as certain other portions of the work not in- 
cluded in the contract for said general work, will be carried on in the building 
during the performance of this contract; and in order that said general wprk and 
said other certain portions of the work may be completed within the time set for 
the completion the party of the first part undertakes and agrees not to hinder or 



December 21^ 1908. reports of committees. 2177 

interfere with the contractors for said general and other work, but to give said 
contractors such facilities and opportunities for the performance of their contracts 
that all the contractors employed by the party of the second part in and about 
said building may co-operate in the performance of their respective contracts. 

4. It is hereby further agreed that the party of the second part shall furnish 
to the party of the first part one set of copies of all plans, drawings, specifications 
and addenda thereto signed by said Commissioner of Public Works and by said 
Architects, which shall be kept upon the premises above described and to which the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects shall have free access at all 
times. Should any dispute arise between the parties hereto respecting the true 
•construction or interpretation to be given said plans, drawings, specifications or 
addenda, or the meaning thereof, the same shall be decided by the Architects with 
the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works and such decision shall be 
final. Said plans, drawings and specifications are intended to be co-operative so 
that any work shown' by the plans or drawings and not mentioned in the specifi- 
cations or vice versa, is to be executed if mentioned in the specifications and 
■shown by the -plans or drawings with the true intent and meaning of said plans, 
•drawings and specifications. 

5. It is further agreed that the said party of the second part may, through 
its Commissioner of Public Works at any time during the progress of said work, 
make any addition to or deduction or alterations from said plans, drawings, specifi- 
<;ations and addenda without invalidating any part of this agreement, but the fair 
value of the same shall be added to or deducted from the sums herein agreed to 
be paid by the said party of the second part, as the case may be; Provided, that 
tio work of any description upon the premises shall be considered as extra work or 
a charge in excess of the amount herein agreed to be paid unless a proper estimate 
in writing of the same before its commencement shall have been submitted and 
signed by the said Architects, approved by the said Commissioner of Public Works 
and authorized by the City Council of the City of Chicago; and provided, further, 
that should any dispute arise respecting the fair value of the work added or 
omitted by the party of the first part, the same shall be determined by the 
a,rbitration of three persons, one to he chosen by the party of the first part, one 
by the party of the second part, through its Commissioner of Public Works, and 
the two so chosen to select a third, and the decision by a majority of the three so 
chosen shall be binding upon the parties hereto, and the expense of said arbi- 
tration shall be borne equally between the parties heretoi. Said party of the first 
part, however, expressly covenants and agrees that in no case shall any such dis- 
pute or arbitration interfere with the regular progress of the work, but that it 
will prosecute the entire work including that under dispute or arbitration without 
interruption or delay in accordance with the terms of this contract and the speci- 
fications, pending the settlement of any such dispute by arbitration' or otherwise. 

6. In cases of additions to or alterations in the work made as above provided 
which will require additional time for completion of the work included in this 
•contract, or in' case the party of the first part shall be obstructed or delayed in 
the prosecution or completion of the work by other contractors of the party of 
the second part, or by the act, neglect, delay or default of the party of the second 
part, or by any damage which may happen by fire, lightning, earthquake, cyclone 
or the abandonment of the work by its employees through no fault of said party of 
the first part, then the time herein fixed for the completion of the work may 
be extended for a period equivalent to the time lost by reason of any of the cause* 



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aforesaid; but no such extension shall be made unless a claim therefor is pre- 
sented in writing to the Commissioner of Public Works within three days after the 
commencement of any such delay. The duration' of such extension, if any, shall 
be such fair allowance as shall be determined and certified in writing by the Archi- 
tects and approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. The said party of the 
first part hereby assumes all responsibility for any loss or damage that may happen 
to said work, or any part thereof, or the materials therefor, or for any injury 
to the workmen or the public or to individual or for damage to adjoining prop- 
erty or for any damage arising from its delaying in any manner the completion of 
the work of other contractors in said building or from any other cause whatso- 
ever until said work is finished, delivered and accepted by said party of the 
second part. And it is further expressly understood and agreed that if the, time 
of performance of the contract herein be for any reason, either expressly or by 
implication, extended, such extensions shall not affect the validity of this con- 
tract nor the liabilities of the sureties upon the bond given for the faithful per- 
formance of the same. 

7. It is further understood and agreed that said party of the first part shall 
not sublet any portion of said work except with the consent and approval in writing 
of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects, and in no case shall such 
consent relieve the party of the first part from its obligations herein assumed, or 
change the terms of this agreement. Should said party of the first part desire- 
to sublet any portion of the work, a request shall be made in writing (in triplicate 
copies) giving the name and address of the proposed sub- contractor and defining 
the portion of the work he desires to sub-let and this shall be submitted to the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects for approval. If the proposed 
sub-contractor is satisfactory, one copy of the written request of said party of the 
first part shall be approved in writing by the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Architects, and returned to said party of the first part. 

8. It is further understood and agreed that on or about the first and fifteenth 
days of each month and before, the party of the second part or its agents or archi- 
tects, shall pay or cause to be paid to the party of the first part or its order any 
money or other consideration due or to become due herein, said party of the first 
part shall furnish to the Commissioner of Public Works, if required by him, a 
written statement, verified by affidavit, giving the names and addresses of all 
persons, firms and corporations who have, up to the date thereof furnished labor 
and material in or about the performance of this contract, and the amounts due 
or to become due to said parties, 

9. It is further understood and agreed that whenever the Commissioner of 
Public Works shall notify the party of the first part by notice personally served, 
or by leaving a copy thereof at the last known address of said party of the first 
part that no'further estimates or vouchers will be issued or payments made on the 
contract until the sub-contractors, workmen or employees of said party of the first 
part have been paid, and said party of the first part shall neglect or refuse for the 
space of ten days after such notice shall have been served to pay such sub-con- 
tractors, workmen or employees, said party of the second part shall be authorized 
to apply any money due or that may become due under this contract to the pay- 
ment of such sub-contractors, workmen or employees without other or further 
notice to said party of the first part, or, at its option may declare this entire 
agreement null and void and may take possession of said work and complete the 
same; and in such case said party of the first part hereby agrees to pay all loss 



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or damage caused thereby. And it is expressly understood and agreed that the 
failure of the party of the second part to retain and apply any of such moneys 
or of the Commissioner of Public Works to order or direct that no vouchers or 
estimates shall issue or further payments be' made, shall not, nor shall the paying 
over of any reserved percentage, without such sub-contractor, workman or em- 
ployee being first paid, in any way affect the liability of the party of the first part 
or of its sureties to said party of the second part or to any such sub-contractor, 
workman or employee upon the bond given for the faithful performance of this 
contract. 

10. Said party of the first part further covenants and agrees to furnish such 
materials, workmanship and labor of all kinds as shall be suitable and necessary 
for carrying on and completing said work, and to protect said materials and work- 
manship from damage by the elements and otherwise until the completion of the 
same, and to remove all improper material and work when so directed by said 
Architects with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works, and to sub- 
stitute therefor such materials and work as, in the opinion of said Architects and 
said Commissioner of Public Works are required by the plans, drawings and 
specifications. No improper materials shall be used, but all materials oJ every 
kind shall fully answer the specifications, or, if not particularly specified or indi- 
cated on' the plans or drawings shall be suitable for the place where used. Said 
party of the first part further agrees to furnish all materials and perform all of 
said work under the immediate direction and superintendence of the Architects, 
and to their entire satisfaction, approval and acceptance. All material used and 
all labor performed shall be subject to the inspection and the approval or re- 
jection of said Architects, and the said party of the second part hereby reserves 
to said Architects, with the approval of its Commissioner of Public Works, the right 
finally to decide all questions arising as to the proper performance of said work 
and as to whether the rate of progress thereon is such as to correspond with the 
conditions of this contract. Any imperfect workmanship or other faults which 
may appear within eighteen months after the completion of said work, and which 
in the judgment of the Architects with the approval of said Commissipner of Pub- 
lic Works arise out of improper materials or workmanship, shall, upon the direction 
of said Commissioner of Public Works, be made good by and at the expense of said 
party of the first part, and in case of its failure so to do, said City of Chicago may 
recover from said party of the first part the cost of making good the work. "^ 

11. It is further expressly understood and agreed that if the said party of 
the first part shall at any time refuse, neglect or be unable to follow the reasonable 
instructions of the Commissioner of Public Works and of said Architects in the 
completion of said work in any manner or fail to prosecute said work at such a rate 
as shall, in the judgment of said Architects and of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, insure its completion in the time and manner herein stipulated, or delay 
said work or show gross carelessness or incompetency or fail to comply with said 
plans, drawings, specifications and addenda, or to protect said materials or work- 
manship from damage or refuse or neglect to furnish sworn statements as herein 
agreed, said party of the second part by giving three days' notice in writing 
signed by said Architects and approved by said Commissioner of Public Works 
to said party of the first part of its intention so to do, and the party of the first 
part being still in default as above at the end of said three days may enter upon 
and employ other persons to finish said work, protect or re-execute the same; and 
the expense thereof, together with all loss or damage occasioned thereby, shall be 



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2180 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

adjusted by the Commissiorier of Public Works and shall be charged to said party 
of the first part and shall be deducted from the sum due him under this agreement. 

12. The said City of Chicagoi hei»eby covenants and agrees in consideration of 
the covenants and agreements in this contract specified to be kept and performed 
by the said party of the first part that if its City Council shall hereafter levy taxes 
and appropriate funds therefrom lawfully for this purpose, it will pay to said party 
of the first part for the full completion of the work included in this contract to the 
satisfaction and acceptance of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Archi- 
tects, the sum of Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-five Dollars ($6,975.00), 
as hereinafter set forth, 

13. It is further agreed by said City that if its City Council shall levy taxes 
and appropriate funds as aforesaid and if the rate of progress upon said work 
shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works and to said Architects, 
semi-monthly certificates will be issued by the Architects for eighty-five ('85) per 
cent, of the vfork done and materials properly set in place, in the judgment of the 
said Architects. On or about the fifth and twentieth days of each month, upon 
the approval of the above certificates by the Commissioner of Public Works, esti- 
mates for the amount of the certificates will be issued by said Cbnunissioner of 
Public Works, subject to additions or deductions as herein provided for, which shall 
entitle the holder to receive the amount that may be due thereon when the money 
applicable to the payment of such work shall be available and the conditions an- 
nexed to such estimates, if any, shall have been satisfied. It is expressly under- 
stood and agreed, however, that the amounts to be paid from time to time shall in 
no case exceed eighty-five per cent of the value of the work done and the material 
set in place; the remaining fifteen per cent of said value is to be retained by 
said party of the second part as part security for the faithful performance of this 
contract, and shall not be paid until the expiration of thirty days after the com- 
pletion of said work, acceptance of the same by the Commissioner- of Public Works 
and the Architects, payment of all claims for labor and materials and the returri 
of all plans, specifications and drawings to the Architects. The giving of the 
aforesaid certificates and estimates, however, shall in no way lessen the total and 
final responsibility of the party of the first part. 

14. It is further expressly understood and agreed by the parties hereto that 
the work herein provided for shall be fully completed and ready for delivery within 
the time fixed herein. Inasmuch as the failure to have said work fully completed 
and ready for delivery within the time fixed therefor will work an injury to the 
City, and as the damages arising from delay in the completion of the work can- 
not be calculated with any degree of certainty, it is hereby agreed that if such work 
is not completed within the time specified, then there shall be deducted from the 
contract price and retained by the City as its ascertained and liquidated damages 
the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400) for each and every day passing after 
the date so fixed for the completion of said work until s^id work is fully com- 
pleted and ready for service. 

15. This agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the 

respective parties hereto. 

In Witness Whereof, Said party of the first part has caused this agreement 
to be signed by its president and its corporate seal to be affixed hereto and attested 
by its secretary, and the City of Chicago, has caused this agreemeiit to be signed 



December 21, 1908. reports of committees. 2181 

by its Commissioner of Public Works, countersigned by its Comptroller and ap- 
proved by its Mayor, the day and year first above written. 

The Carbondale Machine Company, 

35y , 

Attest: President. 



Secretary. 

City of Chicago, 

By , 

Commissioner of Public V/orTcs. 
Countersigned : 



Approved: ^ City Comptroller. 

Mayor. 
Form Approved: 

• I 

Corporation Counsel. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to enter into a contract with United Store Service and Tube 
Company, a Maine 'corporation, for the pneumatic tubes in the new City Hall 
building on the west half of Block thirty-nine (39), in the original Town of Chi- 
cago, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the form of agreement at- 
tached hereto, for a sum not to exceed one thousand seven hundred and ninety- 
five ($1,795.00) dollars; provided, said United Store Service and Tube Company 
shall execute said contract and shall furnish a bond for the faithful performance 
of the same in the penal sum of one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five 
($1,795.00) dollars v/ith sureties satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works 
and conditioned as required by law, within such time as may be required by said 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its 
passage and approval. 



Tins Agreement, made and entered into this day of D-acember, 

A. D. 1908, between United Store Service and Tube Company, a corporation organized 
under the laws of the State of Maine, party of the first part, and the City of 
Chicago, party of the second part, witnesseth: 

1. That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the 
payments to be to it made by the City of Chicago, as hereinafter set forth, 
hereby covenants and agrees to furnish all labor and materials and do all the work 
of every sort and kind required in the installation of the pneumatic tubes in the 
City Hall building, to be erected on the west half of Block thirty-nine (39), in 
the original town of Chicago, in conformity to and in accordance wdtli the plans, 
drawings and specifications prepared by Holabird & Roche, Architects, and identi- 



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2182 -lEPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

fied by the signatures of said party of the first part, of the Qommissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago and of said architects, copies of which are 
hereto attached and made parts hereof, t]ie originals being on file in the office of 
said Commissioner of Public Works. 

2. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the contractor for 
the general work of constructing said building has agreed to commence said 
general work after the completion of the work of wrecking the old building, 
excavating, and sinking the caissons, and within five days after the date when 
possession of the premises shall be delivered to it, said date to be fixed by 
notice in writing from the Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
which shall be receipted for by said contractor in writing; and that said contractor 
has agreed to prosecute said general work diligently and continuously and to fully 
complete the same within eighteen calendar months from the date of the delivery 
to it of possession of the premises as aforesaid. 

The party of the first part hereby agrees to commence the work included in 
this contract as soon as the construction of said building shall be sufficiently 
advanced, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Public Works, to enable said party 
of the first part to prosecute the work included in this contract continuously and 
without interruption, and within seven (7) days after receiving notice in writing 
to that effect from the Commissioner of Public Works, which notice shall be 
receipted for in writing by the party of the first part. Said party of the first part 
agrees to prosecute the work diligently and continuously and to fully 'complete 
the same as contemplated by this contract at least one calendar month before the 
time set for completion of the general work on said building as hereinbefore set 
forth, and to remove scaffolding, material, implements, debris or rubbish connected 
with or caused by said work immediately on completion and leave said work com- 
plete and perfect, free from expense to the party of the second part; and shall 
at all times give to the Commissioner of Public Works and to Holabird & Roche, 
architects, free access to said work. 

3. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the general work of 
constructing said building, as well as certain other portions of this work not 
included in the contract for said general work, will be carried on in the building 
during the performance of this contract; and in order that said general work 
and said other certain portions of the work may be completed within the times 
set for the completion, the party of the first part undertakes and agrees not to 
hinder or interfere with the contractors for said general and other work, but to 
give said contractors such facilities and opportunities for the performance of their 
contracts that all the contractors employed by the party of the second part in and 
about said building may co-operate in the performance of their respective contracts. 

4. It is hereby further agreed that the party of the second part shall furnish 
to the party of the first part one set of copies of all plans, drawings, specifications 
and addenda thereto 3igned by said Commissioner of Public Works and by said 
Architects, which shall be kept upon the premises above described and to which the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects shall have free access at all times. 
Should any dispute arise between the parties hereto respecting the true construc- 
tion or interpretation to be given said plans, drawings, specifications or addenda, 
or the meaning thereof, the same shall be decided by the architects with the approval 
of the Commissioner of Public W^orks and such decision shall be final. Said pla'ns, 
drawings and specifications are intended to be co-operative so that any work 
shown by the plans or drawings and not mentioned in the specifications, or vice 



December 21, 1^08. reports of committees. • 2183 

versa, is to be executed if mentioned in the specifications and shown by the plans 
or drawings with the true intent and meaning of said plans, drawings and speci- 
fications. 

5. It is further agreed that the said party of the second part may, through 
its Commissioner of Public Works at any time during the progress of said work, 
make any addition to or deduction or alterations from said plans, drawings, 
specifications and addenda without invalidating any part of this agreement, but 
the fair value of the same shall be added to or deducted from the sums herein 
Agreed to be paid by the said party of the second part, as the case may be; 
provided, that no work of any description upon the premises shall be con- 
•sidered as extra work or a charge in excess of the amount herein agreed to be 
paid unless a proper estimate in writing of the same before its commence- 
ment shall have been submitted and signed by the said Architects, approved by 
the said Commissioner of Public Works and authorized by the City Council of the 
■City of Chicago; and, provided further, that should any dispute arise respecting 

i the fair value of the work added or omitted by the party of the first part, the 
] same shall be determined by the arbitration of three persons, one to be chosen 
by the party of the first part, one by the party of the second part, through its 
Commissioner of Public Works, and the two so chosen to select a third, and the 
■decision by a majority of the three so chosen shall be binding upon the parties 
hereto, and the expense of said arbitration shall be borne equally betv/een the 
parties hereto? Said party of the first part, however, expressly covenants and 
Agrees that in no case shall any such dispute or arbitration interfere with the 
I regular progress of the work, but that it will prosecute the entire work including 
that under dispute or arbitration without interruption or delay in accordance 
with the terms of this contract and the specifications, pending the settlement 
•of any such dispute by arbitration or otherwise. 

6. In cases of additions to or alterations in the work made as above 
provided which will require additional time for completion of the work included 
in this contract, or in case the party of the first part shall be obstructed or 
-delayed in the prosecution or completion of the work by other contractors of the 
party of the second part, or by the act, neglect, delay or default of the party 
of the second part, or by any damage which may happen by fire, lightning, earth- 
quake, cyclone or the abandonment of the work by its employees through no fault 
^f said party of the first part, then the time herein fixed for the completion 
of the work may be extended for a period equivalent to the time lost by reason 
of any of the causes aforesaid; but no such extension shall be made unless a claim 
therefor is presented in writing to the Commissioner of Public Works within 
three days after the commencement of any such delay. The duration of such 
■extension, if any, shall be such fair allowance as shall be determined and certified 
in writing by the architects and approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 
The said party of the first part hereby assumes all responsibility for any loss or 
•damage that may happen to said work, or any part thereof, or the materials 
therefor, or for any injury to the workmen or the public or to individual or for 
•damage to adjoining property or for any damage arising from its delaying in any 
manner the completion of the work of other contractors in said building or from 
any other cause whatsoever until said work is finished, delivered and accepted by 
«aid party of the second part. And it is further expressly understood and 
agreed that if the time of performance of the contract herein be for any reason, 
«ither expressly or by implication, extended, such extensions shall not aflfect 



2184 ■ REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908, 

the validity of this contract nor the liabilities of the sureties upon the bond given 
for the faithful performance of the same. 

7. It is further understood and agreed that said party of the first part 
shall not sublet any portion of said work except with the consent and approval 
in writing of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects, and in no 
case shall such consent relieve the party of the first part from its obligations herein 
assumed, or change the terms of this agreement. Should said party of the first part 
desire to sublet any portion of the work, a. request shall be made in writing (in 
triplicate copies) giving the name and address of the proposed sub-contractor and de- 
fining the portion of the work he desires to sublet and this shall be submitted to the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects for approval. If the proposed 
sub-contractor is satisfactory, one copy of the written request of said party of the 
first part shall be approved in writing by the Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Architects, and returned to said party of the first part. 

8. It is further understood and agreed that on or about the first and 
fifteenth days of each month and before the party of the second part or its 
agents or Architects shall pay or cause to be paid to the party of the first 
part or its order any money or other consideration due or to become due 
herein, said party of the first part shall furnish to the Commissioner of Public 
Works, if required by him, a Avritten statement, verified by aifidavit, giving the 
names and addresses of all persons, firms and corporations who have, up to the date 
thereof furnished labor or material in or about the performance of 'this contract, 
and the amounts due or to become due to said parties. 

9. It is further understood and agreed that whenever the Commissioner of 
Public Works shall notify the party of the first part by notice personally served, 
or by leaving a copy thereof at the last known address of said party of the 
first part that no further estimates or vouchers will be issued or payments made 
on the contract until the sub-contractors, workmen or employees of said party 
of the first part shall neglect or refuse for the space of ten days after such 
notice shall have been served to pay such sub-contractors, workmen or employees, 
said party of the second part shall be authorized to apply any money due or 
that may become due under this contract to the payment of such sub -contractors, 
workmen or employees without other or further notice to said party of the first 
part, or, at its option may declare this entire agreement null and void and may 
take possession of said work and complete the same; and in such case said party- 
of the first part hereby agrees to pay all loss or damage caused thereby. And it is 
expressly understood and agreed that the failure of the party of the second part 
to retain and apply any of such moneys or of the Commissioner of Public Works 
to order or direct that no vouchers or estimates shall issue or further payments be 
made, shall not, nor shall the paying over of any reserved percentage, without 
such sub-contractoir, workman or employee being first paid, in any way affect the 
liability of the party of the first part or of its sureties to said party of the sec^ 
ond part or to any such sub -contractor,, workman or employee upon the bond 
given for the faithful performance of this contract. 

10. Said party of the first part further covenants and agrees to furnish 
such materials, workmanship and labor of all kinds as shall be suitable and neces- 
sary for carrying on and completing said work, and to protect said materials and 
workmanship from damage by the elements and otherwise until the completion of 
the same, and to remove all improper material and work when so directed 
by said Architects with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works, and to 



December 21, 1908. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 218J 



substitute therefor such materials and work as, in the opinion of said Architecta 
and said Commissioner of Public Works are required by the plans, drawings and 
specifiieations. No improper materials shall be used, but all materials of every 
kind shall fully answer the specifications, or, if not particularly specified or indi- 
cated on the plans or drawings shall be suitable for the place where used. Said 
party of the first part further agrees to furnish all materials and perform all of 
said work under the immediate direction and superintendence of the Architects, 
and to their entire satisfaction, approval and acceptance. All material used and 
all labor performed shall be subject to the inspection and the approval or rejec- 
tion of said Architects, and the said party of the second part hereby reserves to 
said Architects, with the' approval of its Commissioner of Public Works, the right 
finally to decide all questions arising as to the proper performance of said work 
and as to whether the rate of progress thereon is such as to correspond with the 
conditions of this contract. Any imperfect workmanship or other faults which 
may appear within eighteen months after the completion of said work, and which 
in the judgment of the Architects with the approval of said Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works arise out of improper materials or workmanship, shall, upon the direc- 
> tion of said Commissioner of Public Works, be made good by and at the expense 
of said party of the first part, and in case of its failure so to do, said City of Chi- 
cago may recover from said party of the first part the cost of making good the 
work. 

11. It is further expressly understood and agreed that if the said party 
of the first part shall at any time refuse, neglect or be unable to follow the rea- 
sonable instructions of the Commissioner of Public Works and of said Architects 
in the completion of said work in any manner or fail to prosecute said work at 
such a rate as shall, in the judgment of said Architects and of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, insure its completion in the time and manner herein stipulated, 
or delay said work or show gross carelessness or incompetency or fail to comply 
with said plans, drawings, specifications and addenda, or to protect said materials 
or workmanship from damage or refuse or neglect to furnish sworn statements as 
herein agreed, said party of the second part by giving three days' notice in writing 
signed by said Architects and approved by said Commissioner of Public Works to 
said party of the first part of its intention so to do, and the party of the first 
part being still in default as above at the end of said three days may enter upon 
and employ other persons to finish said work, protect or re-execute the same; and 
the expense thereof, together with all loss or damage occasioned thereby, shall be 
adjusted by the Commissioner of Public Works and shall be charged to said party 
of' the first part and shall be deducted from the sum due him under this agree- 
ment. 

12. The said City of Chicago hereby covenants and agrees in consideration 
of the covenants and agreements in this contract specified to be kept and performed 
by said party of the first part that if its Qity Council shall hereafter levy taxes 
and appropriate funds therefrom lawfully for this purpose, it will pay to said 
party of the first part for the full completion of the work included in this con- 

' tract to the satisfaction and acceptance of the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Architects, the sum of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Five Dollars 
($1,795.00), a^ hereinafter set forth. 

13. It is further agi'eed by said City that if its City Council shall levy taxes 
and appropriate funds as aforesaid and if the rate of progress upon said work 
shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works and to said Architects, 



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2186; REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

semi-monthly certificates will be issued by the Architects for eighty-five (85) per 
cent of the work done and materials properly set in place, in the judgment of the 
said Architects. On or about the fifth and twentieth days of each month, upon the 
approval of the above certificates by the Commissioner of Public Works, estimates 
for the amount of the certificates will be issued by said Commissioner of Public 
Works, subject to additions or deductions as herein provided for, which shall en- 
title the holder to receive the amount that may b^due thereon when the money 
applicable to the payment of such work shall be available and the conditions an- 
nexed to such estimates, if any, shall have been satisfied. It is expressly under- 
stood and agreed, however, that the amounts to be paid from time to time shall in 
no case exceed eighty-five per cent of the value of the work done and the material 
set in place; the remaining fifteen per cent of said value is to be retained by said 
party of the second part as part security for the faithful performance of this con- 
tract, and shall not be paid until the expiration of thirty days after the completion 
of said work, acceptance of the same by the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Architects, payment of all claims for labor and materials and the return of 
all plans, specifications and drawings to the Architects. The giving of the afore- 
said certificates and estimates, however, shall in no way lessen the total and final 
responsibility of the party of the first part. 

14. It is further expressly understood and agreed by the parties hereto that 
the work herein provided for shall be fully completed and ready for delivery within 
the time fixed herein. Inasmuch as the failure to have said work fully completed and 
ready for delivery within the time fixed therefor will work an injury to the City, and 
as the damages arising from delay in the completion of the work cannot be calculated 
with any degree of certainty, it is hereby agreed that if such work is not completed 
within the time specified, then there shall be deducted from the contract price and 
retained by the City as its ascertained and liquidated damages the sum of Four 
Hundred Dollars ($400) for each and every day passing after the date so fixed for 
the completion of said work until said work is fully completed and ready for service. 

15. Tliis Agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the 
respective parties hereto. 

In Witness Whereof, said party of the first part has icaused this agreement 
to be signed by its president and its corporate seal to be affixed hereto and at- 
tested hj its secretary, and the City of Chicago has caused this agreement to be 
signed by its Commissioner of Public Works, countersigned by its Comptroller 
and approved by its Mayor, the day and year first above written. 

United Store Service and Tube Company, 
attest : By President. 

■ • • • , Secretary. 

City of Chicago, 

By .., 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Countersigned : , 

City Comptroller. 
Approved: 

Mayor. 

Form Approved: 

• Corporation Counsel. 



December 31, 1908. reports of committees. 2187 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to enter into a contract with Green Engineering Co., an Illinois 
corporation, for the furnaces and grates in the new City Hall building on the west 
half of Black thirty-nine (39), in the original Town of Chicago, in accordance 
with the terms and conditions of the form of agreement attached hereto, for a 
sum not to exceed six thousand two hundred and ten ($6,210.00) dollars; pro- 
vided, said Green Engineering Co. shall execute said contract and shall furnish a 
bond for the faithful performance of the same in the penal sum of six thousand 
two hundred and ten ($6,210.00) dollars with sureties satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and conditioned as required by law, within such time 
as may be required by said Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its 
passage and approval. 



This Agreement made and entered into this day of December, 

A. D. 1908, between Green Engineering Co., a corporation organized under the laws 
of the State of Illinois, party of the first part, and the City of Chicago, party of 
the second part, witnesseth: 

1. That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the pay- 
ments to be to it made by the City of Chicago, as hereinafter set forth, hereby 
covenants and agrees to furnish all labor and materials and do all the work of 
every sort and kind required in the installation of furnaces and grates in the City 
Hall Building, to be erected on the west half of block thirty-nine (39) in the. 
Original Town of Chicago, Illinois, in- conformity to and in accordance with the 
plans, drawings and specifications prepared by Holabird & Roche, Architects, and 

I identified by signatures of said party of the first part, the Commissioner of Public 

i Works of the City of Chicago and the said Architects, copies of which are hereto 

j attached and made parts hereof, the originals being on file in the office of the 

I Commissioner of Public Works of the Qity of Chicago. 

2. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the contractor for the 
general work of constructing said building has agreed to commence said general 
work after the completion of the work of wrecking the old building, excavating 
and sinking the caissons, and within five (5) days after the date when possession of 
the premises shall be delivered to it, said date to be fixed by notice in writing from 
the Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago, which shall be receipted 
for by said contractor in writing; and that said contractor has agreed to prose- 
cute said general work diligently and continuously and to fully complete the same 
within eighteen calendar months from the date of the delivery to it of possession 
of the premises as aforesaid. 

The party of the first part hereby agrees to commence the work included in 
this contract as soon as the construction of said building shall be sufficiently ad- 
vanced, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Public Works, to enable said party 
of the first part to prosecute the work included in this contract continuously and 
without interruption, and within seven (7) days after receiving notice in writing 
to that effect from the Commissioner of Public Works, which notice shall be re- 
ceipted for in writing by the party of the first part. Said party of the first part 



J^ISS REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

agrees to prosecute the work diligently and continuously and to fully complete 
each furnace within two (2) weeks after the boiler to which it is to be connected 
is set in position ready for enclosing with brick work, and to remove scaffolding, 
material, implements, debris or rubbish connected with or caused by said work im- 
mediately on completion and leave said work complete and perfect, free from ex- 
pense to the party of the second part; and shall at all times give to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and to Holabird & Roche, Architects, free access to said 
work. 

3. It is expressly understood by the parties hereto that the general work 
of constructing said building, as well as certain other portions of the work not 
included in the contract for said general work, will be carried on in the building 
during the performance of this contract; and in order that said general work and 
said other certain portions of the work may be completed within the times set 
for the completion thereof the party of the first part undertakes and agrees not to 
hinder or interfere with the contractors for said general and other work, but to 
give said contractors such facilities and opportunities for the performance of their 
contracts that all the contractors employed by the party of the second part in 
and about said building may co-operate in the performance of their respective con- 
tracts. 

4. It is hereby further agreed that the party of the second part shall furnish 
to the party of the first part one set of copies of all plans, drawings, specifications 
and addenda thereto signed by said Commissioner of Public Works and by said 
Architects, which shall be kept upon the premises above described and to which 
the Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects shall have free access at all 
times. Should any dispute arise between the parties thereto respecting the true 
construction or interpretation to be given said plans, drawings, specifications or 
addenda, or the meaning thereof, the same shall be decided by the Architects with 
the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works and such decision shall be final. 
Said plans, drawings and specifications are intended to be co-operative so that any 
work shown by the plans or drawings and not mentioned in the specifications, or 
vice versa, is to be executed if mentioned in the specifications and shown by the 
plans or drawings with the true intent and meaning of said plans, drawings and 
specifications. 

5. It is further agreed that the said party of the second part may, through 
its Commissioner of Public Works at any time during the progress of said work, 
make any addition to or deduction or alterations from said plans, drawings, specifi- 
cations and addenda without invalidating any part of this agreement, but the fair 
value of the same shall be added to or deducted from the sums herein agreed to 
be paid by the said party of the second part, as the case may be; Provided, that no 
work of any description upon the premises shall be considered as extra work or a 
charge in excess of the amount herein agreed to be paid unless a proper estimate 
in writing of the same before its commencement shall have been submitted and 
signed by the said Architects, approved by the said Commissioner of Public Works 
and authorized by the City Council of the City of Chicago; and, provided, further, 
that should any dispute arise respecting the fair value of the work added or 
omitted by the party of the first part, the same shall be determined by the arbi- 
tration of three persons, one to be chosen by the party of the first part, one by 
the party of the second part, through its Commissioner of Public Works, and the 
two so chosen to select a third, and the decision by a majority of the three so 
chosen shall be binding upon the parties hereto, and the expense of said arbitra- 



December 21, 1908. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 2189 



tion shall be borne equally between the parties hereto. Said party of the first 
part, however, expressly covenants and agrees that in no case shall any such dis- 
pute or arbitration interfere with the regular progress of the work, but that it 
will prosecute the entire work including that under dispute or arbitration without 
interruption or delay in accordance with the terms of this contract and the speci- 
fications, pending the settlement of any such dispute by arbitration or otherwise. 

6. Iii cases of additions to or alterations iii the work made and above pro- 
vided which will require additional time for completion of the work included in this 
contract, or in case the party of the first part shall be obstructed or delayed in 
the prosecution or completion of the work by other contractors of the party of 
the second part, or by the act, neglect, delay or default of the party of the second 
part, or by any damage which may happen by fire, lightning, earthquake, cyclone 
or the abandonment of the work by its employees through no fault of said party 
of the first part, then the time herein fixed for the completion of the work may be 
extended for a period equivalent to the time lost by reason of any of the causes 
aforesaid; but no such extension shall be made unless a claim therefor is pre- 
sented in writing to the Commissioner of Public Works within three days after 
the commencement of any such delay. The duration of such extension, if any, 
shall be such fair allowance as shall be determined and certified in writing by the 
Architects and approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. The said party 
of the first part hereby assumes all responsibility for any loss or damage that 
mav happen to said work, or any part thereof, or the materials therefor, or for 
any injury to the workmen or the public or to individuals or for damage to ad- 
joining property or for any damage arising from its delaying in any manner the 
completion of the work of other contractors in said building or from any other 
cause whatsoever until said work is finished, delivered and accepted by said party 
of the second part. And it is further expressly understood and agreed that if the 
time of performance of the contract herein be for any reason, either expressly or 
by implication, extended, such extensions shall not affect the validity of this con- 
tract nor the liabilities of the sureties upon the bond given for the faithful per- 
formance of the same. 

7. It is further understood and agreed that said party of the first part shall 
not sublet any portion of said work except with the consent and approval in writ- 
ing of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects, and in no case shall 
such consent relieve the party of the first part from its obligations herein as- 
sumed; or change the terms of this agreement. Should said party of the first 
part desire to sublet any portion of the work, a request shall be made in writing 
(in triplicate copies) giving the name and address of the proposed sub-con- 
tractor and defining the portion of the work he desires to sublet and this shall be 
submitted to the Commissioner of Public Works and the Architects for approval. 
If the proposed sub -contractor is satisfactory, one copy of the written request of 
said party of the first part shall be approved in writing by the Qommissioner of 
Public Works and the Architects, and returned to said party of the first part. 

8. It is further understood and agreed that on or about the first and fifteenth 
days of each month and before the party of the second part or its agents or Arch- 
itects shall pay or cause to be paid to the party of the first part or its order any 
money or other consideration due or to become due herein, said party of the first 
part shall furnish to the C<>mmissioner of Public Works, if required by him, a 
written statement, verified by affidavit, giving the names and addresses of all per- 
sons, firms and corporations who have, up to the date thereof furnished labor or 



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2190 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

material in or about the performance of this contract, and the amounts due or tc> 



become due to said parties. 

9. It is further understood and agreed that whenever the Commissioner of 
Public Works shall notify the party of the first part by notice personally served, 
or by leaving a copy thereof at the last known address of said party of the first 
part that no further estimates or vouchers will be issued or payments made on 
the contract until the sub-contractors, workmen or employees of said party of the 
first part have been paid, and said party of the first part shall neglect or refuse 
for the space of ten days after such notice shall have been served to pay such 
sub -contractors, workmen or employees, said party of the second part shall be 
authorized to apply any money due or that may become due under this contract to 
the payment of such sub-contractors, workmen or employees without other or 
further notice to said party of the first part, or, at its option may declare this en- 
tire agreement null and void and may take possession of said work and complete 
the same; and in such case said party of the first part hereby agrees to pay all 
loss or damage caused thereby. And it is expressly understood and agreed that 
the failure of the party of the second part to retain and apply any of such moneys 
or of the Commissioner of Public Works to order or direct that no vouchers or 
estimates shall issue or further payments be made, shall not, nor shall the paying 
over of any reserved percentage, without such sub-contractor, workmen or employe 
being first paid, in any way affect the liability of the party of the first part or of 
its sureties to said party of the second part or to any such sub -contractor, work- 
man or employee upon the bond given for the faithful performance of this con- 
tract. 

10. Said party of the first part further covenants and agrees to furnish such 
materials, workmanship and labor of all kinds as shall be suitable and necessary 
for carrying on and completing said work, and to protect said materials and work- 
manship from damage by the elements and otherwise until the completion of the 
same, and to remove all improper material and work when so directed by said 
Architects with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Works, and to sub- 
stitute therefor such materials and work as, in the opinion of said Architects and 
said Commissioner of Public Works are required by the plans, drawings and speci- 
fications. No improper materials shall be used, but all materials of every kind 
shall fully answer the specifications, or, if not particularly specified or indicated 
on the plans or drawings shall be suitable for the place where used. Said party 
of the first part further agrees to furnish all materials and perform all "of said 
work under the immediate direction and superintendence of the Architects, and to 
their entire satisfaction, approval and acceptance. All material used and all labor 
performed shall be subject to the inspection and approval or rejection of said Ar- 
chitects, and the said party of the second part hereby reserves to said Architects, 
with the approval of its Commissioner of Public Works, the right finally to decide 
all questions arising as to the proper performance of said work and as to whether 
the rate of progress thereon is such as to correspond with the conditions of this 
contract. Any imperfect workmanship or other faults which may appear within 
eighteen months after the completion of said work, and which in the judgment of 
the Architects with the approval of said Commissioner of Public Works arise out 
of improper materials or workmanship, shall, upon the direction of said Commissioner ' 
of Public Works, be made good by and at the expense of said party of the first part, 
and in case of its failure so to do, said City of Chicago may recover from said 
party of the first part the cost of making good the work. 



i 



December 21, 1908. reports of committees. 2191 

11. It is further expressly understood and agreed that if the said party of 
the first part shall at any time refuse, neglect or be unable to follow the reason- 
able instructions of the Commissioner of Public Works and of said Architects in 
the completion of said work in any manner or fail to prosecute said work at such 
a rate as shall, in the judgment of said Architects and of the Qommissioner of 
Public Works, insure its completion in the time and manner herein stipulated, or 
delay said work or show gross carelessness or incompetency or fail to comply with 
said plans, drawings, specifieations and addenda, or to protect said materials or 
workmanship from damage or refuse or neglect to furnish sworn statements as 
herein agreed, said party of the second part by giving three days' notice in writing 
signed by said Architects and approved by said Commissioner of Public Works to 
said party of the first part of its intention so to do, and the party of the first part 
being still in default as above at the end of said three days may enter upon and 
employ other persons to finish said work, protect or re-execute the same; and the 
expense thereof, together with all loss or 'damage occasioned thereby shall be ad- 
justed by the Commissioner of Public Works and shall be charged to said party 
of the first part and shall be deducted from the sum due him under this agree- 
ment. 

12. The said City of Chicago hereby covenants and agrees in consideration 
of the covenants and agreements in this contract specified to be kept and per- 
formed by the said party of the first part that if its City Council shall hereafter 
levy taxes and appropriate funds therefrom lawfully for this purpose, it will pay 
to said party of the first part for the full completion of the work included in this 
contract to the satisfaction and acceptance of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Architects, the sum of Six Thousand, Two Hundred and Ten Dollars 
($6,210.00), as hereinafter set forth. 

13. It is further agreed by said City that if its City , Council shall levy taxes 
and appropriate funds as aforesaid and if the rate of progress upon said work 
shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works and to said Architects, 
semi-monthly certificates will be issued by the Architects for eighty-five (85) per 
cent of the work done and materials properly set in place, in the judgment of the 
said Architects. On or about the fifth and twentieth days of each month, upon the 
approval of the above certificates by the Commissioner of Public Works, estimates 
for the amount of the certificates will be issued by said Commissioner of Public 
Works, subject to additions or deductions as herein provided for, which shall en- 
title the holder to receive the amount that may be due thereon when the money 
applicable to the payment of such work shall be available and the conditions an- 
nexed to such estimates, if any, shall have been satisfied. It is expressly under- 
stood and agreed, however, that the amounts to be paid from time to time shall in 
no case exceed eighty -five per cent of the value of the work done and the material 
set in place; the remaining fifteen per cent of said value is to be retained by said 
party of the second part as part security for the faithful performance of this 
contract, and shall not be paid until the expiration of thirty days after the com- 
pletion of said work, acceptance of the same by the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Architects, payment of all claims for labor and materials and the return 
of all plans, specifications and drawings to the Architects. The giving of the afore- 
said certificates and estimates, however, shall in no way lessen the total and final 
responsibility of the party of the first part. 

14. It is further expressly understood and agreed by the parties hereto that 
the work herein provided for shall be fully completed and ready for delivery within 



2192 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. December 21, 1908. 

the time fixed herein. Inasmuch as the failure to have said work fully completed 
and ready for delivery within the time fixed therefor will work an injury to the 
city, and as the damages arising from delay in the completion of the work cannot 
be calculated with any degree of certainty, it is hereby agreed that if such work 
is not completed within the time specified, then there shall be deducted from the 
contract price and retained by the City as its ascertained and liquidated damages 
the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) for each and every day passing after 
the date so fixed for the completion of said work until said work is fully com- 
pleted and ready for service, 

15. This Agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the 
respective parties hereto. 

In Witness Whereof, Said party of the first part has caused this agreement 
to be signed by its president and its corporate seal to be affixed hereto and at- 
tested by its secretary, and the City of Chicago has caused this agreement to be 
signed by its Commissioner of Public Works, countersigned by its Comptroller and 
approved by its Mayor, the day and year first above written. 

GiiEEN Engineering Company, 
By ^., 



President. 



Attest :, 

Secretary. 



City of Chicago, 
By , 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Countersigned : 



City Comptroller. 
Approved : 



Mayor. 
Form Approved: 



Corporation Counsel. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Francis W. Taylob, i 

Ghairm^an. 



December 21, 1908. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2193 



COMPENSATION. 

The select Committee on . Compensa- 
tion submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Snow, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your select Committee on Compensa- 
tion, to whom was referred (November 
30th, 1908, page 1951) ordinance vacat- 
ing alley in Gerrish & Eile's Kesubdi- 
vision in Sheffield's Addition, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance without compensation, the 
land dedicated being equal in value to 
the land vacated: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
sixteen ( 16 ) foot public alley lying be- 
tween the southwesterly line of Lots two 
(2) to ten (10), inclusive, and the 
northeasterly line of Lots thirty-one (31) 
to thirty -nine (39), inclusive, in Ger- 
rish & Eile's Resubdivison of part of 
Original Lot twenty-one (21) in Shef- 
field's Addition to Chicago in the north- 
east one-quarter (N. E. %) of Section 
thirty-one (31), Township forty (40) 
North, Eange fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said alley be- 
ing further described as the southeasterly 
two hundred and twenty-five (225) feet, 
more or less, of the first sixteen ( 16 ) 
foot public alley southwest of Elston ave- 
nue in the block bounded by Wood street. 
West Webster avenue, Elston avenue, 
Paulina place and the northeasterly line 
of the right-of-way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway, as shown in red 
and marked "To be vacated" upon the 
plat hereto attached, which for greater 
-certainty is hereby made a part of this 
■ordinance, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 



dition that the Chicago Varnish Company 
shall within thirty (30) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance dedicate to the pub- 
lic and open up for public use as an alley 
in the manner and form prescribed by 
law that part of Lots forty (40) and 
forty-one (41) northeasterly of and ad- 
joining a line eight ( 8 ) feet southwester- 
ly of and parallel to the northeasterly 
line of said Lot forty (40) in afore- 
mentioned Gerrish & Eile's Resubdivision, 
as colored in yellow and indicated by the 
words "To be dedicated" on afore- 
mentioned plat; and further, shall with- 
in thirty (30) days of the passage of this 
ordinance file for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordinance, 
together with a plat properly executed 
and acknowledged showing the vacation 
and dedication herein provided for. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject, however, to the pro- 
visions of Section 2 hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Bernard W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a petition 
containing frontage con'sents for turning 
over to the control of the South Park 
Commissioners La Salle street, from 
Jackson boulevard to the Chicago river; 
a petition for turning over Washington 
street from the Chicago river to La Salle 
street; and. an ordinance for turning 
over both of the said streets to the South 
Park Commissioners, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 



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December 21, 1908. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Harding presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the 
Keel^y Brewing Company to maintain 
and operate, as now constructed, a cov- 
ered passageway across- 28th street con- 
necting buildings, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets 
and -Alleys, South Division. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Pringle presented the following 
ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCi; 

Amending an ordinance authorizing the 
Monroe Electric Company to construct, 
maintain and operate an electric light 
system. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
ike City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2 of an or- 
dinance passed October 13, 1902, author- 
izing the Monroe Electric Company to 
construct, maintain and operate an elec- 
tric lighting system in certain territory 
in the City of Chicago, be and the same 
is hereby amended by adding thereto 
after the word "ordinance" in the last 
line thereof the following language: 

This ordinance shall be subject to 
revocation at any time by the Mayor 
at his discretion, or may be modified 
or repealed by the City Council at any 
time, and in the event of revocation 
. by the Mayor or repeal by the City 
Council, the grantee herein shall at 
once remove lOr cause the removal of 
all work herein authorized, and in the 
event that such work is not removed 
within thirty (30) days of such re- 
vocation or repeal, the City of Chi- 
cago, through its Commissioner of 
Public Works, is hereby directed to 
remove or cause the removal of such 
work, and the grantee herein by the 
acceptance of this ordinance expressly 



agrees to pay to said city the expense 
of such removal. 

In the event that any municipal im- 
provement s\hall interfere in any way 
with the work herein authorized, the 
grantee expressly agrees that it will 
cause the alteration or removal of the 
work herein authorized at the direc- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works oif the City of Chicago; and in 
the event that said grantee does not 
cause the alteration or removal of such 
work, said city is hereby authorized 
and directed, through its Commis- 
sioner of Public WorkSj to cause the 
alteration and removal of such work 
at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein. 

At the termination of the privileges 
hereby granted, by lapse of time or 
otherwise, said grantee shall restore 
said streets and alleys to their proper 
conditions, safe for public travel, to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, so that the portion 
of said streets and alleys where said 
pipes or conduits had been located 
shall be put in the same condition, safe 
for public travel, as the remaining 
portion of said streets and alleys in 
said block. 

Section 2. That said Section 4 of 
said ordinance be amended by striking 
out from the 3d and 4th lines of said 
Section 4 the words and figures "ten per 
cent. (10%)" and substituting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures "three 
per cent. (3%)," and by adding to said 
section after the words "such percent- 
age" in the last line thereof the follow- 
ing language: 

The grantee herein by the acceptance 
of this ordinance shall be understood 
as expressly agreeing that the charge 
for such electrical service sihall not ex- 
ceed the sum of eight cents (8c) per 
kilowatt hour during the life of this 
ordinance; and provided, further, that 
the right is expressly reserved to the 
City of Chicago to make any reason- 



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able regulation of the rates charged 
by said grantee below eight cents (8c) 
per kilowatt hour. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after its 
passage; provided, however, that all per- 
sons, firms and corporations other than 
the Commonwealth Edison Company now 
furnishing electricity to oonsumers under 
ordinances of the City of Chicago, shall 
secure and accept from said city within 
ninety (90) days from the passage of 
this ordinance an amendment to the or- 
dinances under which said persons, firms 
or corporations are now operating by 
which the charge for electricity shall be 
fixed at eight cents (i8c) per kilowatt 
hour and the compensation to be paid 
the said city fixed at three per cent 
(3%) of its gross receipts; and pro- 
vided, further, that the grantee herein 
shall file its acceptance in writing with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
within ninety (90) days of the passage 
of this ordinance, and shall file a new 
bond in accordance with the provisions 
of said ordinance as amended. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Pringle, duly passed by 
years and nays as follows: 

. Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
iEgan, Pick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, dettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
2^ai/s— None. 

Aid. Pringle presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance authorizing the 



Galena Trust and Safety Vault Com- 
pany to lay down, construct and ma.in- 
tain electric wires in certain territory 
in the City of Chicago, passed March 
18, 1902, Council Proceedings, page 
2661. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1 and all 
other sections of an ordinance authoriz- 
ing the Galena Trust and Safty Vault 
Company to lay down, construct and 
maintain electric wires in certain terri- 
tory in the City of Chicago, passed 
March 18, 1902, Council Proceedings, page 
2661, in which the name of the "Gialena 
Trust and Safety Vault Company" ap- 
pears be, and each of said sections are 
hereby amended by striking out said 
words : "Galena Trust and Safety Vault 
Company" and substituting in lieu there- 
of the words "Fort Dearborn Safety 
Vault and Building Company." 

Section 2. That Section 2 of said or- 
dinance be and the same is hereby 
amended by adding thereto after the 
word "ordinance" in the last line there- 
of, the following: 

This ordinance shall be subject to 
revocation at any time by the Mayor 
at his discretion or may be modified 
or repealed by the City Council at any 
time, and in the event of revocation 
by the Mayor or repeal by the City 
Council, the grantee herein shall at 
once remove or cause the removal of 
all work herein authorized, and in the 
event that such work is not removed 
within thirty (30) days of such re- 
vocation or repeal, the City of Chi- 
cago, through its Commissioner of 
Public Works, is hereby directed to 
remove or cause the removal of such 
work, and the grantee herein by the 
acceptance of this ordinance, expressly 
agrees to pay the said city the ex- 
pense of such removal. 

In the event that any municipal 
improvement shall interfere in any 
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the grantee expressly agrees that it 
will cause the alteration or removal of 
the work herein authorized at the di- 
rection of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago; and in 
the event that said grantee does not 
cause the alteration or removal of 
such work, said city is hereby author- 
ized and directed, through its Com- 
missioner of Public Works, to cause 
the alteration and removal of such 
work at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein. 

At the termination of the privileges 
hereby granted, by lapse lof time or 
otherwise, said grantee shall restore 
said streets and alleys to their proper 
condition, safe for public travel, to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, so that .the portion 
of said streets and alleys where said 
pipes or conduits had been located 
sihall be put in the same condition, 
safe for public travel, as the remain- 
ing portion of said streets and alleys 
in said block. 

Section 3. That Section 4 of said or- 
-dinance be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the words and 
figures "ten per cent. (10%)" appearing 
iii the 4th line of said section and sub- 
stituting the words and figures "three 
per cent (3%)" in lieu thereof, and by 
adding to the first paragraph of Section 
4, after the words "herein authorized" 
appearing at the end of such paragraph, 
the following language: 

The grantee herein by the acceptance 
of this ordinance shall be understood 
as expressly agreeing that the charge 
for such electrical service shall not 
€xceed the sum of eight cents (Sc) per 
kilowatt hour during the life of this 
ordinance; and, provided, further, that 
the right is expressly reserved to the 
City of Chicago to make any reason- 
able regulation of the rates charged 
by said grantee below eight cents (8c) 
per kilowatt hour. 
Section 4. An ordinance amending 



an ordinance authorizing the Galena 
Trust and Safety Vault Company to lay 
and maintain electric conduits in certain 
territory, passed October 5, 1908, Council 
Proceedings, page 1371, is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage; provided, however, that all 
persons, firms and corporations other 
than the Commonwealth Edison Com- 
pany now furnishing electricity to con- 
sumers under ordinances of the City of 
Chicago, shall secure and accept from 
said city within ninety (90) days from 
the passage of this ordinance an amend- 
ment to the ordinances under which said 
persons, firms or corporations are now 
operating by which the charge for elec- 
tricity shall be fixed at eight cents (8c) 
per kilowatt hour and the compensation 
to be paid the said city fixed at three 
per cent (3%) of its gross receipts; and, 
provided, further, that the grantee here- 
in shall file its acceptance in: writing with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
within ninety (90) days of the passage 
of this ordinance, and shall file a now 
bond in accordance with the provisions 
of said ordinance as amended. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Pringle, duly passed by 
years and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim-- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, C^ettenberg, 
Hey, Britten^ Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, McTnerney, Burns, CConnell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
1^'ays — ^None. 

Aid. Pringle presented the following 
ordinance : 



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Be it ordained ly the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Alexander Gr. Werner arid 
Frank J. Ottman, co-partners doing 
business under the firm name and style 
of Werner & Ottman, their heirs, exec- 
utors and assigns, to construct, main- 
tain and use a canopy over the sidewalk 
in Cottage Grove avenue connecting with 
the premises known as No. 3860 Cottage 
Grove avenue, which canopy shall be con- 
structed of incombustible material. The 
lowest portion of said canopy shall be 
no less than twelve ( 12 ) feet above the 
surface of the sidewalk over which said 
canopy projects, shall not extend more 
than eight (8) feet beyond the face of 
the wall of said building, and shall not 
exceed nineteen and one-half feet in 
-width. The location, oonstructiori and 
maintenance of said canopy shall be 
under the direction and supervision of 
the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, 
and the location and oonstructiori of 
same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works ; and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said can- 
opy herein authorized until such plans 
and specifications have first been submit- 
ted to and approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works and the said Fire Mar- 
shal. 

Section 2. The permission ajid au- 
thority herein granted sihall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance 
or at any time prior thereto, in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the exer- 



cise of the Mayor's discretion or other- 
wise said grantees shall remove said can- 
opy without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago; pro- 
vided that in the event of a failure, neg- 
lect or refusal on the part of the said 
grantees, their heirs, executors or as- 
signs, to remove said canopy when di- 
rected so to do, the City of Chicago may 
proceed to remove same and charge the 
expense thereof to the said grantees^ 
their heirs, executors and assigns. 
This ordinance shall be subject to modi- 
fication, amendment or repeal, and in 
case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and de- 
termine. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Alexander G. 
Werner and Frank J. Ottman, their 
heirs, executors and assigris, shall pay to 
the City of Chicago, so long as the priv- 
ileges herein authorized are being en- 
joyed, the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) 
dollars per year, payable annually in ad- 
vance, the first payment to be made as of 
the date of the passage of this ordinance 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. 

It is made an express provision of this 
ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance immediately become null and void 
if any default is made by the said 
grantees in the prompt payment of any 
installment of said compensation. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall have first been is- 
sued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works authorizing such work to pro- 
ceed, and no permit shall issue until the 
first annual payment herein provided 
for has been made at the office of the 
City Collector of the City of Chicago, 
and a bond has been executed by the said 
grantees in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 



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tioned to indemnify, save and keep harm- 
less the City of Chicago from any and 
all damages, expense, ooist or liability 
of any kind whatsoever which may be 
sufTered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city from, by reason of, or on 
account of the permissiom and authority 
herein granted, or by the exercise of the 
grantees herein, their heirs, executors or 
assigns, of the permission and authority 
herein given; and conditioned further for 
the faithful observance and performancfe 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this lordinance such bond 
shall not be kept in full force, then' the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

, Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that the said grantees 
file a written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, together with the bond herein- 
above provided for, within sixty (60) 
days from the date of the passage hereof. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Pringle, duly passed by 
years and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fiek, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Bedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Pace, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Poplar avenue, from 
Archer avenue to 31st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Biehertj the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by years 
and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewaki, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Naifs — None. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented orders for 
paving with asphalt the following 
streets: 31st place and 32d street, from 
Benson street to Centre avenue; 32d 
place, from Waterville street to Morgan 
street; 33d street, from Centre avenue 
to Morgan street; Fox street, from 31st 
street to* 33d street; and Wall street, 
from 32d place to the first alley east 
of 34th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements, 

The 'Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estifnate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing v/ith asphalt South. Seeley avenue, 
from 35th street to- 36th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was ap- 



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proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke. 
McKenna, McCbid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Bgan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Molnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN OEDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West 39th street, from 32 feet 
west of South' Western avenue to 
South California avenue, in the City 
. of Chicago, County of Cook and State 

of Hlinois: 
Be it ordained by the Gity Council of 
the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. Tliat the ordinance en- 
titled "an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of West 39th street, from 32 feet 
west of South Western avenue to South 
California avenue," passed April 29, 
1907, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance. Docket 
31954 of the County Court of said 
county, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

.. ■ Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
-force from and after its passage. 

Which was; on motion of Aid. Burke, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 



mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, McTnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Islays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for filling and paving with 
asphalt the present roadway of Oaken- 
wald avenue, from 43d street to 25 feet 
southerly of the northerly line of 44th 
place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

'Nays — None. 



The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of 45th street, from Drexel boul- 
evard to Vincennes avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 



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December 21, 1908. 



Be it ordained 'by the . City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of 45th street, from Drexel boulevard to 
Vincennes avenue," passed January 6, 
1908, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on' motion of Aid. McCoid, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Keinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

TIME FIXED FOR NEXT REGULAR MEETING. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular 
meeting of the City Oouncil to be held 
after the meeting of Monday, December 
21, 1908, be and the same is hereby fixed 
to be held on Monday, January 11, 1909, 
at 7:30 o'clock p. m. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Bennett, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 



on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of 
the American Consolidated Brewing and 
Malting Company for damages for in- 
jury to property caused by track eleva- 
tion and change in grade of street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council October 26, 1908, and 
printed upon pages 1646-7 of the Pro- 
ceedings of that date, granting permis- 
sion to the American Malting Company, 
its successors and assigns, to operate and 
maintain switch track, and amended 
November 23, 1908, page 1867 of the 
Council Proceedings of that date, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows: 
By striking out the words and figures 
"ten (10)" in Section 2 of said ordi- 
nance and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words and figures "twenty (20)," and 
by striking out the following in Section 
2: "The rights and privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked or terminated 
at any time by the Mayor in his discre- 
tion;" and, further, by striking out the 
words and figures "sixty (60)" in Sec- 
tion 8 of said ordinance and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and figures 
"ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



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effect and be in force from and after its [ 
passage. | 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 
. Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, For-eman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones. 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney^ Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

l^ays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council Octoiber 26, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1658-9 of the 
proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to the Atlantic Elevator Com- 
pany, its successors and assigns, to main- 
tain and operate as now constructed a 
single railroad switch track, and 
amended November 23d, 1908, page 1869, 
of the Council Proceedings of that date, 
be and the same is hereby amended as 
follows : By striking out the words and 
figures "ten (10)" in section 2 of said 
ordinance and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words and figures "twenty (20)," 
and by striking out the following in Sec- 
tion 2 : "The rights and privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked or terminated 
at any time by the Mayor in his discre- 
tioai;" and, further, by striking out the 
words and figures "sixty (60)" in Sec- 
tion 8 of said ordinance and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words and figures 
"ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on. Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council October 26, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1660-1 of the 
Proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to John M. Berry, his heirs, 
executors and assigns, to maintain and 
operate, as now constructed, a single 
railroad switch track, and amended 
November 23d, 1908, page 1870, of the 
Council Proceedings of that date, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows: 
By striking out the words and figures 
"ten (10)" in Section 2 of said ordi- 
nance and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words and figures "twenty (20)," and 
by striking out the following in Section 
2: "The rights and privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked or terminated 
at any time by the Mayor in his discre- 
tion;" and, further, by striking out the 
words and figures "sixty (60)" in Sec- 
tion .8 of said ordinance and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and figures 
"ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



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effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on: 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, Mc'Coid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fiek, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biew^ski, Melnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council November 9tih, 
1906', and printed upon pages 1765-6, 
of the Council Proceedings of that date, 
granting permission to John H. Collins, 
his heirs, executors and assigns, to lay 
down, construct, maintain and operate a 
single railroad switch track, and 
amended November 30th, 1908, page 
1927 of the Proceedings of that date, be 
and the same is hereby amended as fol- 
low^s: By striking out the words and 
figures "ten (10)" in Section 2 of said 
ordinance and inserting in Hue thereof 
the words and figures "twenty (20)," 
and by striking out the following in Sec- 
tion 2 : "or at any time prior thereto 
upon revocation by the Mayor, in his dis- 
cretion, whereupon this ordinance shall 
become null and void;" and, further, by 
striking out the words and figures 
"sixty (60)" in Section 7 of said ordi- 
nance, and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words and figures "ninety ( 90 ) ." 
' r" Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on: 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim 
mer, Fulton, Evans, l^awley, Lucas, Kru 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Melnerney, Burns, O^Connell 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council December 14th, 
1908, and printed upon pages 2117-18 of 
the Proceedings of that date, grant- 
ing permission to Benjamin F. Fe- 
lix, his heirs, executors and as- 
signs, to maintain and operate, as now 
oo'nstructed, a single railroad switch 
track, be and the same is hereby amended 
as follows: By striking out the words 
and figures "ten (10)" in Section 2 of 
said ordinance and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures "twenty 
( 20 ) ," and by striking out the following 
in Section 2: "The rights and privileges 
herein granted may be revoked or term- 
inated at any time by the Mayor, in his 
discretion;" and, further, by striking 
out the words and figures "thirty (30)" 
in Section 8 of said ordinance and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words and fig- 
ures "sixty (60)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 



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Which was, by unanimous consent, on: 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O^Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

"Nays — None. . . 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council October 26th, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1656-7-8, of the 
Proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to Ferguson and Lange Foundry 
Ciompany, its successors and assigns, to 
maintain and operate, as now con- 
structed, a single railroad switch track, 
and amended November 23d, 1908, page 
1869 of the Council Proceedings of that 
date, be and the same is hereby amended 
as follows: By striking out the words 
and figures "ten (10)" in Section 2 of 
said ordinance and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures "twenty 
(20)," and by striking out the following 
in Section 2: "The rights and privileges 
hereby granted may be revoked or term- 
inated at any time by the Mayor, in his 
discretion;" and, further, by striking 
out the words and figures "sixty (60" 
in Section 7 of said ordinance and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words and fig- 
ures "ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



I Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council December 14th, 1908, 
and printed on pages 2115-16, of the Pro- 
ceedings of that date, granting permis- 
sion to George C. Furst and Charles G. 
Fanning, co-partners doing business as 
Furst & Fanning, their heirs, executors 
and assigns, to maintain and operate, as 
now constructed a single railroad switch 
track, be and the same is hereby amended 
as follows: By striking out the words 
and figures "ten (10)" in Section 2 of 
said ordinance and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures "twenty 
(20)," and by striking out the follow- 
ing in Section 2; "or at any time prior 
thereto in the discretion of the Mayor 
and"; and, further, by striking out the 
words and figures "thirty (30)" in sec- 
tion 8 of said ordinance and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and fig-ures "sixty 
(60)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



Which was, by unanimous consent, on 






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motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
-mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Beinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mdnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

'Nays — None, 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, Oct. 26th, 1908, and printed upon' 
pages 1655-56, of the Proceedings of that 
date, granting permission to William 
Hammerstroem, his heirs, executors and 
assigns, to maintain and operate, as now 
constructed, a single railroad switch 
track, and amended November 23d, 1908, 
page 1868 of the Council Proceedings of 
that date, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: By striking out the 
words and figures "ten (10)" in Section 
2 of said ordinance and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures "twenty 
(20)," and by striking out the following 
in Section 2: "The rights and privileges 
"hereby granted may be revoked or term- 
inated at any time by the Mayor, in his 
discretion;" and, further, by striking 
out the words and figures "sixty (60)" 
in Section 8 of said ordinance and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words and figures 
"ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 



motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Elgan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council October 26th, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1647-8-9, of the 
Proceedings of that date, and amended 
November 23d, page 1867 of the Council 
Proceedings of that date, and Decem- 
ber 14th, 1908, page 2084 of the Council 
Proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to Hanna and Andrus Manufac- 
turing Company, a corporation; Ameri- 
can Malting Company, a corporation; 
Crew, Levick Company, a corporation; 
John C. Moninger Company, a corpora- 
tion, and Charles J. Rupp, to maintain 
and operate, as now constructed, a single 
railroad switch track, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows: 
By striking out the words and figures 
"ten (10)" in Section 2 of said ordi- 
nance and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words and figures "twenty (20)," and 
by striking out the following in Section 2 : 
"The rights and privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked or terminated at 
any time by the Mayor, in his discre- 
tion;" and, further, by striking out the 
words and figures "sixty (60)" in Sec- 
tion 7 of said ordinance and inserting in 



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lieu thereof the words and figures 
"ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Tick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
nier, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Bedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council October 26th, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1649-50, of the 
Proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to Kruz-Downey Company, its 
successors and assigns, to maintain and 
operate as now constructed, a single rail- 
road switch track, and amended Novem- 
ber 23d, 1908, page 1868, of the Council 
Proceedings of that date, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows: By 
striking out the words and figures "ten 
{10)" in Section 2 of said ordinance and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words and 
figures "twenty (20," and by striking 
out the following in Section 2: "The 
rights and privileges hereby granted may 
be revoked or terminated at any time 
by the Mayor, in his discretion;" and, 
further, by striking out the words and 
figures "sixty (60)" in Section 8 of said 



ordinance and inserting itt lieu thereof 
the words and figures "ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on' 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg^63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council November 9th, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1761-2-3, of the 
Proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to Frank W. Marden, Mountford 
F. Orth and Walter O. Hastings, co- 
partners, doing business as Marden, Orth 
and Hastings, their successors and as- 
signs, to maintain and operate, as now 
constructed, a single railroad switch track, 
and amended November 23d, 1908, page 
1870, of the Council Proceedings of that 
date, be and the same is hereby amended 
as follows: By striking out the words 
and figures "ten (10)" in Section 2 of 
said ordinance and inserting in lieu 
thereof the wiords and figures "twenty 
(20)," and by striking out the following 
in Section 2: "The rights and privileges 
herein granted may be revoked, or term- 
inated at any time by the Mayor, in his 
discretion;" and, further, by striking out 



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the Words and figures '^sixty (60)" in 
Section 8 of 'skid ordinance and insert- 
ing in UeiU thereof the words and figures 
'^ninetjr.(90)." , v- , , .^,| .; v;.- 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Bedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Is! ays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance: 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council December 14th, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 2113-14-15, of the 
Proceedings of that date, granting permis- 
sion to Andrew McAnish and James A. 
Pugh, their heirs, executors and assigns, 
to construct, maintain and operate a sin- 
gle railroad switch track, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: By strik- 
ing out the words and figures "ten ( 10 ) " 
in Section 2 of said ordinance and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words and 
figures "twenty (20)" and by striking 
out the following in Section 2: "The 
rights and privileges hereby granted may 
be revoked at any time by the Mayor, in 
his discretion;" and, further, by striking 
out the words and figures "thirty (30)" 
in Section 7 of said ordinance and in- 



serting in lieu thereof the words and 
figures "sixty (60)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



Which was, by unanimous consent, cm 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones. 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawle/, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, .Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section L That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council October 26th, 1908, 
and printed upon pages 1653-4, of the 
Proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to Peck and Hills, its successors 
and assigns, to maintain and operate, as 
now eonstructed, certain railroad switch 
tracks, and amended November 23d, 
1908, page 1868., of the Council Proceed- 
ings C'f that date, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows: By striking 
out the words and figures "ten (10)" 
in Sectiort 2 of said ordinance and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words 
and figures "twenty (20)" and by 
striking out the following in Sec- 
tion 2: "The rights and privileges 
hereby granted may be revoked or term- 
inated at any time by the Mayor; in his 
discretion;" and, further, by striking out 
the words and figures "sixty (60)" in 
Section 8 of said ordinance and insert- 



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iiig in lieu thereof the words and figures 
"ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



. Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 
\ Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Tick, Scully, -Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
iFinn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, dettenberg. 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Beinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, CConnell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the claims of J. 
W. Dotson, fiOT refund of fee paid for 
unused permit, and of premises, No. 5541 
Drexel avenue, for rebate of water tax, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
Rhodes' avenue, between 60th street and 
61st street. 

' By unanimous consent, on motion of 
A:ld. Bennett, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 
■- Teas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 



cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Colom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Rhodes 
avenue, between 63d street and 68th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — ^None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance- for water service pipes in 
Avenue H, between 106th street and 
107th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 



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Hey, Britten, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Ewing 
avenue, between 106th street and 107th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biowski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — ^None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Egan presented the claims of 
Manda Flashaas and Mrs. Mary Franzen 
for damages for injury to property 
caused by track elevation, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented an order for an 
appropriation for the purchase of the 
lot west of and adjoining Engine Com- 
pany No. 15 at 22d street and Centre 
avenue, and the claim of Kate Kreml 
for refund of 90 per cent, of special as- 



sessment for water supply pipe, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Albert street, from 
West 18th street to West 19th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Scully, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — ^None. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and is hereby directed 
to issue a free permit to St. Anthony's 
Hospital, a charitable institution, to 
build an addition to the hospital at 
19th street and Marshall boulevard. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the claim of 
James J. Cleary for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fulton presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 



December 21, 1908. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



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Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to install 
a police patrol box on corner Homan 
avenue and Colorado avenue. 

Aid. Fulton presented a petition from 
janitors employed at the pumping sta- 
tions for an increase in salaries and the 
claim of Anna Mroz for. refund of 90 
per cent of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lawley presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Whereas, The intersections at Ked- 
zie avenue also Francisco avenue were 
included in the spread of the paving as- 
sessment of Walnut street, from Cali- 
fornia avenue to North Central Park 
avenue; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Local 
Improvements be and they are hereby 
directed to proceed at once with the 
paving of Walnut street, from Cali- 
fornia avenue to North Central Park 
avenue. 

Aid. Lawley and Lucas presented or- 
ders for electric arc lights on the fol- 
lowing streets: Oakley avenue, from 
Kinzie street to CJiicago avenue; Lincoln 
street, from Washington boulevard to 
Chicago avenue; and Walnut street, 
from Ashland avenue to Oakley avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alleys in the bloick 
bounded by W^est Lake street, Washing- 
ton boulevard, South California avenue 
and Clarkson court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lawley, the estimate was approved 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy. Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout 
Nolan, Race, F'orsberg — 63. 

Nays — ^None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kruger presented an order for 
electric arc lights on Francisco avenue, 
between Cornelia street and Chicago ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
Anton E. Pregler for refund of 90 per 
cent of special assessment for water sup- 
ply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented the following or- 
dinance, which was ordered published 
and referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of Dix 
street described as follows, to- wit: 
Commencing at the intersfction cf 'Iho 
easterly line of Block two ( 2 ) of 
Wight's Addition to Chicago in Section 
five (5), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, and the north- 
erly line of the right-of-way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 



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paiiy; running thence northerly along 
the easterly and southeasterly lines of 
Blocks two (2) and three (3), respec- 
tively, of aforementioned Wight's Ad- 
dition to Chicago, to the intersection of 
the southeasterly line of said Block 
three (3) and the southerly line of the 
North Branch of the Chicago River; run- 
ning thence southeasterly along, the 
aforementioned southerly line of the 
North Branch of the Chicago River to its 
intersection with the northwesterly line 
of Block one (1) in aforementioned 
Wight's Addition to Chicago; running 
thence southwesterly and southerly along 
the northwesterly and west lines and an 
extension of said west line of said Block 
one (1) to its intersection with the 
aforementioned northerly line of the 
right-of-way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company; running 
thence northwesterly along said north- 
erly line of right-of-way to place of 
beginning; said part of said Dix street 
being further described as all of that 
part of Dix street, between the north- 
erly line of right-of-way of Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company and the 
southerly line of the North Branch of 
the Chicago River, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated," 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as said street is no 
longer required for public use and the 
public interest will be subserved by its 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that The Parker -Washington 
Company and the Featherstone" Foundry 
and Machine Company shall within 
thirty (30) days of the passage of this 
ordinance pay to the City of Chicago the 

sum of 

dollars ($ ) toward a fund for the 

payment and satisfaction of any and 
all claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said street. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section two (2) hereof, provided The 
Parker-Washington Company and the 
Featherstone Foundry and Machine 
Company shall file in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds a certified copy of 
this ordinance within thirty (30) days 
of the passage hereof. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to F. W. 
Col well to erect a sign extending 
about 6 feet from building, 257 West 
Harrison street; said permit to be 
revoked at any time in the discretion 
of the Mayor. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim of 
Michel Tony for wages withheld for time 
lost, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley from South 
Wood street to South Hermitage ave- 
nue and between Washington boulevard 
and Warren avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Stewart, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna. McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 



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Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Huflt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
'Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Foell presented the claim of Miss 
C. M. Smith for salary for time lost, and 
the claim of John A. Schmidt for a re- 
fund of 90 per cent of special assess- 
ment for water supply pipe, which, were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Josetti * presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to' Peter Malz 
to erect and maintain a barber pole 
at edge of sidewalk in front of 
premises at 252 Bast North avenue; 
said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hey presented an ordinance 
amending an ordinance passed July 13, 
1908, prohibiting the sale of milk and 
cream, and ice cream and buttermilk 
made therefrom, unless the said milk and 
cream be obtained from cows that have 
given a satisfactory negative tuberculin 
test within one year, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health 
Department. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Hahne presented orders for ce- 



ment sidewalks as follows: On the north 
side of Chester street, from Clyboum 
avenue about 200 feet westward, and 
on Webster street, from Lewis street 
about 200 feet westward, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Redwanz, presented the claim of 
Joseph Rohde for wages withheld for 
time lost, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Wolfram street, from 
Herndon street to North Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hahne, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
der, which was^ on motion duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and is hereby directed 
to issue a free permit to Sisters of 
The Sacred Heart Academy to build 
an addition to their academy at 605- 
607 Pine Grove avenue. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 



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December 21, 1908. 



ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Clarendon avenue, from 
Evanston avenue to Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Siewert and Clancy presented an 
order for an appropriation for the pur- 
chase of sites for fire engine houses at 
the following locations: Fifty-first, 
Grand and Armitage avenues ; Kedzie ave- 
nue and Irving Park boulevard; and in 
Norwood Park; and for sites for truck 
companies at Milwaukee and 48th ave- 
nues, and Armitage and Lawndale ave- 
nues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Siewert presented the claims of 
N. P. Nielson and George W. Spikings 
for refunds of 90 per cent, of special as- 
sessments for water supply pipes, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Siewert presented orders for a 
sewer and a water supply pipe in North 
52d avenue, from Grand avenue to Flil- 
lerton avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



Aid. Clancy presented orders for elec- 
tric arc lights on North 48th avenue, be- 
tween Lawrence and Elston avenues, and 
on Milwaukee avenue just north of the 
right-of-way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
Kimball avenue, between West Irving 
Park boulevard and 'West Montrose ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Siewert, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Korale'ski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Glettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Mon- 
ticello avenue, between West Irving Park 
boulevard and West Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 



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Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
"Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in North 
Springfield avenue, between West North 
avenue and Bloomingdale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Siewert, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

liiays — None. 

Th€ Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by Humboldt boulevard. West 
Fullerton avenue, North Sawyer avenue 
and West Belden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 



ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts> 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
'Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Blencoe presented orders for erect- 
ing two boulevard gas lamps in front of 
the Salem Congregational Church at Cali- 
fornia and McLean avenues, and two in 
front of the Bethel Lutheran Church at 
Dickens avenue and Humboldt boulevard, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Downey presented an order for an 
electric arc light in front of St. Augus- 
tine's Catholic School hall on Laflin 
street, between SOtli and 51st streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Golombiewski presented the claim 
of Thomas Murphy for wages withheld 
for time lost^ and the claim of Felix B. 
Janovsky for rebates of water taxes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. O'Connell presented a resolution 
directing that all repairs to water service 
pipes be made by the City of Chicago, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the claim of 
C. F. Kinnally for refund of special as- 
sessment for portion of sewer not laid, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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December 21, 1908. 



Aid. Roberts presented an order for 
electric arc lights on Marshfield avenue, 
Paulina street and Hermitage avenue, 
between 55tli and 58tli streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Roberts and O'Connell presented 
an order and petition for paving with 
asphalt Marshfield avenue, Paulina street 
and Hermitage avenue, from 66th street 
to 67th street, and 66th street, from 
Ashland avenue to Hermitage avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt a system of streets as 
follows: West 65th street, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Wood street, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. OTonnell, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ivenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fiek, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Fbrsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher and Tinsman presented an 
ordinance providing for the filing of 
frontage consents by applicants for sa- 
loon licenses in the territory bounded by 
79th street, Halsted street, 83d street, 



Summit avenue, 87th street, Centre ave- 
nue, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cinder sidewalks on both 
sides of South Peoria street, from West 
99th street to West 103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Tinsman, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, FOrsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Charles 
street, between West 95th street and 
West 99th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Tinsman, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 



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Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
yays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Kerfoot 
avenue, between . West 83d street and 
Vincennes road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Tinsman, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Hardii^g, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Kedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cinder side- 
walks on a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to- wit: West 100th place, from 
Vincennes road to Oak avenue; Throop 
street, from West 99th street to West 
100th place; Winston avenue, from 
West 99th street to Vincennes road 
and Oak avenue, from West 99th street 
to Vincennes road, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for cinder sidewalks on 
a system of streets as follows, to-wit- 
West 100th place, from Vincennes road 
to Oak avenue; Throop street, from West 



99th street to West 100th place; Win- 
ston avenue, from West 99th street to 
Vincennes road and Oak avenue, from 
West 99th street to Vincennes road," 
passed December 16, 1907, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed September 30, 
1908, Warrant 36416, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Tins- 
man, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

yeas_Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THmD WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in But- 
ler street, between West 115th street and 
West 119th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hunt, tiie estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays u^ follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 



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December 21, 1908. 



Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
'Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Kohout presented claims of Mr. 
Batoyl, Albert Selhanek and Peter 
Berewschott for refunds of 90 per cent 
of special assessments for water supply 
pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
South Avers avenue, between West 26th 
street and West 31st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kohout, the estiniate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Race presented an order for an 
appropriation for public comfort stations 
in the down-town district, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an addi- 
tional appropriation from the Vehicle 
License Fund, for the Qity Clerk's office, 
deferred and published December 14, 
1908, page 2047. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None, 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the. City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from receipts from wheel 
tax to be expended under the direction 
of the City Clerk to meet requirements 
of vehicle licenses to January 1st the 
sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500). 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the question of a 
contract for tug service for the months 



December 21, 1908. 



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2217 



of January, February and March, 1909, 
deferred and published December 14, 
1908, page 2048. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Cbnnell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby or- 
dered to enter into a contract with the 
Dunham Towing and Wredking Company 
for use of tug boats between the Chicago 
Harbor, the Chicago Water Works Cribs, 
and such other places in the Chicago 
River and Harbor as may be required, 
during the months of January, February 
and March, A. D. 1909, in accordance 
with the proposal of said Dunham Tow- 
ing and Wrecking Company submitted 
to the Commissioner of Public Works 
OH November 21, 1908. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 



mittee on Finance concerning a propo- 
sition of Joseph E. Otis for the settle- 
ment of the City's claim under a tax 
deed to certain property, deferred and 
published December 14, 1908, page 2048. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
Mclvenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to accept 
the offer of Joseph E. Otis of five hun- 
dred ninety-four and sixty-two one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($594.62) in full settle- 
ment lof the city 's interest in and to the 
north thirty feet of east 100 feet of Lot 
9, Block 3, fractional Section 15, Addi- 
tion to Chicago, claimed under a tax 
deed, dated May 9th, 1876, recorded as 
Document 92467 in Book 686 of Records, 
page 51. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated November 20th, 1908, and the rec- 



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December 21, 1908. 



ommendation of the City Comptroller, 
dated November 21st, 1908, both at- 
tached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of sun- 
dry persons for refunds of 90 per cent of 
special assessments for water supply 
pipes, deferred and published December 
14, 1908, page 2049. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The followinof is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to issue vouchers in favor of the 
following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, same being 
refunds due under the special assess- 
ment warrants for laying water pipes 
enumerated, in accordance with the re- 
ports of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, attached. These said refunds 
are ordered issued upon County Clerk's 
certificates of payment because of the 



loss of original receipts, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the Water Fund upon identification and 
proper power of attorney from claimant, 
when, from the surplus of the net income 
from the water rate^ not otherwise appro- 
priated oT pledged, there is in the City 
Treasury sufficient money therefor and 
when the Comptroller shall so certify. 
Warrant. 

16959 Myron A. Decker $23.07 

22750 J. M. Cauly 5.06 

23965 Catholic Bishop of Chicago. 77.86 

22720 P. J. Walsh 12.59 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the pur- 
chase of a dump car by the Department 
of Public Works, deferred and published 
December 14, 1908, page 2049. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, Mc€Joid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 



December 21, 190S. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



3219 



of December 10th, 1908, to enter into a 
contract, without advertising, for the 
purchase of a dump car at a cost not 
to exceed ten hundred twenty-five dol- 
lars ($1,025.00), to be used in the haul- 
ing of dirt from the various loading 
stations. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning requests 
for transfers of funds in appropriations 
for 1908, deferred and published Decem- 
ber 14, 1908, page 2049. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and' di- 
rected, in accordance with the request 
of several heads of departments, attached 
hereto, to make the following transfers 
in the appropriations for 1908: 

Department of Public Works. 
From Fund 34 AA 7, care of 

waste paper boxes, to 34, 

Ward 18 $3,500.00 

From Fund 34 H 3, telepbone 

service, to 34 H 4, street car 

and railroad tickets, Bridge 

Division 50.00 



Corporation Counsel. 
From Fund 4 A, salaries, to 4 

D 1, general expense $3,131.61 

Fire Department. 

From Fund 45 Ext., engine 
house, Byron street and Her- 
mitage avenue, to Fund 47 
* Ext., engine house at 1031 
West Fullerton avenue 391.25 

From Fund N, repairs and re- 
newals of hose wagons, to 
Fund Y, live stock replace- 
ment 5,000.00 

Municipal Library am,d Bureau of 
Statistics. 

From Fund 1 X A, 
salaries $150.00 

From Fund 1 X B 1, 

postage 88.00 

From 1 X B 2, station- 
ery and supplies 134.91 

From Fund 1 X B 3, 

books, binding, etc... 32.30 



To 1 X B, expense of operation. 405.21 

City Collector. 
From 9 A, salaries, to 9 A 1, 

salaries 450.00 

From 9 E, wheel tax, to 9 C, 

miscellaneous 350.00 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an allow- 
ance of compensation to the Champion 
Iron Company for extra work done on 
police station at 27th street and Lawn- 
dale avenue, deferred and published De- 
cember 14, 1908, page 2050. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 



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December 21, 1908. 



Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Liever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Goloiji- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Fbrsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of December 10th, 1908, attached hereto, 
to allow extras on the contract of the 
Champion Iron Company for changes in 
iron work on the police station now be- 
ing built at 27th and Lawndale avenue 
in the sum of twenty-eight and fifty 
one-hundredths dollars ($28.50), and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from the appropriations for said work. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Sarah 
A. Dolph for damages for injury to prop- 
erty caused by removal of viaduct from 
Western avenue, deferred and published 
December 14, 1908, page 2050. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 



cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Melnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with his opinion of September 
18th, 1907, attached hereto, to allow 
judgment against the city in fa\or of 
Mrs. Sarah A. Dolph in the sum of five 
hundred seventy-five dollars ($575.00), 
same to be in full of all claims for dam- 
ages caused to property known as 67 
North Western avenue, situated at West- 
ern avenue and Fulton street, by reason 
of the removal of the Western Avenue 
viaduct. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of 
Sophonisba Eastman for damages for 
injury to property caused by the removal 
of the viaduct from Western avenue, de- 
ferred and published December 14, 1908, 
page 2051. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 



December 21, 1^08. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



2221 



The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized to allow 
judgment to be taken against the city 
in favor of Sophonisba Eastman in the 
sum of six hundred dollars ($600.00), 
same to be in full of all claims for dam- 
ages to premises known as 95 North 
Western avenue, caused by reason of the 
removal of the Western Avenue viaduct 
from in front of said property. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the report of the City Appraiser, at- 
tached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
I consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an allow- 
ance of compensation to M. H. McCov- 
ern Company for extra work on intake 
tunnel. Section N, intercepting sewer, 
deferred and published December 14, 
1908, page 2051. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fiek, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Beinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of December 10th, 1908, to 



allow extras on account of contract to 
M. H. McGovern Company for intake 
tunnel. Section N, Intercepting Sewer, 
in: the sum of three thousand three hun- 
dred sixty-eight and ninety one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($3,368.90), and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriations heretofore made for 
said work. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of John 
McGuirk, deferred and published Decem- 
ber 14, 1908, page 2051. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of John McGuirk in the sum of 
five dollars ($5.00), same to be in full 
for all claims for damages arising from 
or growing out of an injury received by 
said John McGuirk on August 28th, 
1907, while in the employ of the Water 
Pipe Extension Division, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the appropriations for said Division. 



2222 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



December 21, 1908. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an allow- 
ance of compensation to James W. Red- 
mond for extra work done under contract 
on the Lawrence avenue pumping station, 
deferred and published December 14, 
1908, page 2052. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by, yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Eedwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Beinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed, in accordance with 
his request of December 10th, 1908, to 
allow extras on contracts of James W. 
Redmond for the completion of the Law- 
rence Avenue Pumping Station in the 
sum of three hundred seventy-five 
and forty-seven one-hundredths dollars 
($375.47), and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay same from the appropria- 
tions for said pumping station. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of the 
Thorsell estate for damages, deferred 
and published December 14, 1908, page 
2052. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McC'oid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim^ 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of the Thorsell estate in the 
sum of one hundred fifty-one and twenty 
one-hundredths dollars ($151.20), same 
to be in full of all claims for damages 
to building known as No. 70 East Chi- 
cago avenue, growing out of bursting of 
water main on August 16th, 1907, in 
front of 52 East Chicago avenue, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay same from 
the Water Fund. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Corporation 
Counsel, dated December 1st, 1908, and 
attached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of Roy 
G. Dickinson, Charles H. Green and 
George Rau for damages for personal in- 
juries, deferred and published December 
14, 1908, page 2052. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 



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The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin,. Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fiek, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

T<Iays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he, is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue vouchers in favor of the follow- 
ing named persons in the amounts set 
opposite their names, same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of injuries re- 
ceived by said persons, on the dates in- 
dicated, while in the employ of the Elec- 
trical Department, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from appro- 
priation for Electrical Department: 
Roy G. Dickinson, injured Janu- 
ary 16th, 1908 $ 44.00 

Charles H. Green, injured Janu- 
ary 16th, 1908 104.00 

George Rau, injured January 

23d, 1908 120.00 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the several recommendations of a sub- 
committee, attached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of Pat- 
rick Tracy, Robert Neagle and John Fitz- 
patrick for damages for personal injuries, 
deferred and published December 14, 
1908, page 2053. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

'Noys — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
to the following named persons, in the 
amounts set opposite their names, same 
to be in full for all claims of whatever 
kind or nature arising from or growing 
out of injuries received by said persons 
while in the employ of the city in the 
bureaus named, on the dates indicated, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriations for 
said bureaus: 

Patrick Tracy, injured May 7, 
1907, Water Pipe Extension Di- 
vision ? $ 85.00 

Robert Neagle, injured February 

21,1908, Bureau of Engineering. 57.50 
John Fitzpatrick, injured October 

3, 1908, Bureau of Engineering. 108.30 
This action is taken in accordance with 
the several recommendations of the sub- 
committee, attached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of sun- 
dry persons for rebates of water j^axes. 



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deferred and published December 14, 
1908, page 2053. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeo^— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell. 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

'Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in favor of the following named persons 
in the amounts set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims for re- 
bates of water taxes paid on properties 
indicated, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the Water Fund : 
Hotel Kaiserhof, 262-272 South 

Clark street $57.22 

Mrs. Sadie C. Rieser, 6607 Stew- 
art avenue 2.98 

F. G. Dahlgren, 401-9 Normal 

Parkway . . 31.00 

Axel P. Johnson, 5636 5th avenU,e.. 21.25 
John Hammond, 9620 Hoyne 

avenue 4.75 

Mrs. W. J. Harahan, 5200 Wash- 
ington avenue (to be refunded 

on duplicate receipts) 7.87 

Mrs. James R. Youngblood, 7710 

Normal avenue 2.55 

Burton Hanson, 4637 Greenwood 

avenue 30.60 



Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance re- 
quiring majority frontage consents for 
the location of theaters, deferred and 
published November 16, 1908, page 1'805. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall not be lawful 
for any person, firm or corporation to 
locate, build, or construct on any street 
or alley in the city in any block in 
which two-thirds of the buildings on 
both sides of the street are used exclu- 
sively for residence purposes, any build- 
ing for a theatrical, dramatic or op- 
eratic entertainment, show, amuse- 
ment, game or public exhibition of 
any kind intended or calculated 
to amuse, instruct oi* entertain 
where such show, amusement, game 
or exhibition is given for gain, or 
for admission to which the public is re- 
quired to pay a fee, without the writ- 
ten consent of a majority of the prop- 



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erty owners according to frontage on 
both sides of such street or alley. 

Such written consent .shall be ob- 
tained and filed with the Commissioner 
of Buildings before a permit is issued 
for the construction of any such build- 
ing; provided that in determining wheth- 
er two-thirds of the buildings on both 
sides of the street are used exclusively 
I for residence purposes any building front- 
ing upon another street and located upon 
a corner lot shall not be considered. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage, approval and due publica- 
tion. 



Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance pro- 
hibiting the location of theaters within 
two hundred feet of churches and schools, 
deferred and published November 16, 
1908, page 1806. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

After debate, Aid. Foreman moved to 
defer further consideration of the report 
and to make the same a special order of 
business for the next regular meeting 
of the Council at 8:00 P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending an ordinance passed July 9, 
1906, governing the issuance of permits 
to sidewalk contractors, deferred and 
published November 16, 1908, page 1806. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

After debate, Aid. Brennan moved to 
defer further consideration of the report 
and to make the same a special order of 
business at the next regular meeting at 
8:15 P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 



MOTION TO RECOMMIT. 

Aid. Kruger moved that the report of 
the Committee on License on two ordi- 
nances for the creation of a prohibition 
district south of 79th street and west of 
Halsted street, deferred and published 
December 7, 1908, page 1978, be recom- 
mitted, and a communication from 
Charles H. Hill protesting against the 
same (deferred December 14, 1908, page 
2044 ) , be referred, to the said committee. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance in favor of Bauer 
& Black for a covered passageway across 
alley, deferred and published November 
23, 1908, page 1855. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^I^enna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Peinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Conner y, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Melnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays— 'None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to Bauer and Black, 



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a icorporation, its successors and assigns, 
to construct, maintain and use a bridge 
or covered passageway extending across 
the twelve (12) foot north and south 
public alley between Armour avenue and 
Dearborn street connecting the second 
and third stories of the building situ- 
ated on Lots one (1) and two (2), 
Block two (2), G. W. Gerrish's Sub- 
division of part of the east half (E. Vz) 
of the northeast quarter (N. E. i/4), 
Section twenty-eight (28), Township 
thirty-nine (39) North, Eange fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian, and known as 281 East Twenty- 
fifth street, with the second and third 
stories of the building situated on Lots 
forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48), 
Block two (2), G. W. Gerrish's Subdivi- 
sion aforementioned, and known as 283 
East Twenty -fifth street. 

The lowest portion of said bridge or 
covered passageway shall not be less 
than thirteen (13) feet, six (6) inches 
above the surface of the alley at that 
point and shall not exceed sixteen (16) 
feet in width, nor be more than two 
(2) stories in height. Said bridge or 
covered passageway shall be constructed 
of incombustible material. 

Permission and authority are also 
given and granted to said Bauer and 
Black to excavate for, maintain and use 
a vault under the surface of the above 
alley connecting the above buildings; 
said vault to be not more than twenty 
(20) feet in length nor more than twelve 
(12) feet in width, and the lowest por- 
tion of same shall not be more than 
fifteen (15) feet below the surface of 
the alley at that point. The location 
and construction of said bridge and 
vault to be under the direction and su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the 



discretion of the Mayor. In case of 
the termination of the privileges here- 
in granted, by lapse of time or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or 
otherwise, said grantee, its successors or 
assigns, shall remove said bridge or cov- 
ered passageway and fill up said vault, 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, to re- 
move said bridge or covered passageway 
and fill up said vault, when directed so 
to do, the City of Chicago may pro- 
ceed to do said work and charge the 
expense thereof to the said grantee, its 
successors or assigns. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
privileges herein granted the bridge or 
covered passageway herein authorized 
shall be removed by said grantee, and 
the vault herein authorized shall be 
filled up, unless this ordinance shall be 
renewed. If said vault is so filled up, 
the alley where the same shall have been 
located shall be restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of alley in the 
same block, to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, at the 
sole expense of the grantee herein and 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Said grantee shall do no permanent 
injury to said alley, or in any manner 
interfere with any public cable, wire, 
pipe or conduit therein, and shall not 
open or incumber more of said alley 
than shall be necessary to enable it to 
proceed with advantage in excavating 
said vault. , 

No permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the con- 
struction of said bridge or covered pas- 
sageway or said vault until plans and 
specifications of the completed struc- 
ture shall have first been submitted to 
and approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee, its sue- 



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cessors and assigns, shall pay as com- 
pensation for the privileges herein grant- 
ed the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per 
annum during the life of this ordinance, 
the first payment to be made as of the 
date of the passage of this ordinance 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provi- 
sion of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance become null and void if said 
gtantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same 
shall have been issued by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantee here- 
in shall execute to the City of Chicago 
a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, and conditioned to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever which may be suffered by it, said 
City of Chicago, or which it may be 
put to, or which may accrue against, 
be charged to or recovered from said 
City from or by reason of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
of any act or thing done under or by 
the authority of the permission herein 
granted; and conditioned further to ob- 
serve and perform all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance said bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section G. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 



its passage, provided that the said gran- 
tee files its written acceptance of this 
ordinance, together with the bond herein- 
above provided for, within thirty (30) 
days after the passage of this ordi- 
nance. 



Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance in favor of the 
South Side Lumber Company for a rail- 
road switch track, with spur from same, 
across Wallace street, deferred and pub- 
lished November 23, 1908, page 1857. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
MeKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Beinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biev/ski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, F'orsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the South Side 
Lumber Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and op- 
erate as now constructed a single rail- 
road switch track and a spur from same 
connecting with the tracks of the P. C. 
C. & St. L. Railroad in Wallace street, 



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thence running on a curve in a north- 
westerly direction for a distance of 
about sixty (60) feet across Wallace 
street into the premises of the South 
Side Lumber Company, as shown in red 
upon plat hereto attached, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
this ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to mod- 
ification, amendment or repeal, and in 
case of repeal all privileges hereby grant- 
ed shall cease and determine. The rights 
and privileges hereby granted may be 
revoked and terminated at any time by 
the Mayor in his discretion. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Wallace street as is oc- 
cupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair, safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall remove said switch track and all 
appurtenances thereto, and shall forth- 
with restore the portion of Wallace 
street occupied by said switch track to 
a condition safe for public travel, sim- 
ilar to the remaining portion of that 
street in the same block, to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. If the said 
grantee shall fail to so restore said 
street at the termination of said privi- 
leges, then the Commissioner of Public 
Works shall cause said street to be 
restored to a condition ' safe for public 
travel and similar to the condition of 
the remaining portion of the street in 
that block, and the cost and expense 
of doing such work shall be paid by 
said grantee. 

Section 4, The operation and main- 



tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances ■ of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter 
be in force relating to the use and op- 
eration of switch tracks and railroad 
tracks; and the construction and main- 
tenance thereof shall be under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. No work 
shall be done in and about the construc- 
tion of the work herein authorized until 
a permit authorizing the beginning of 
such work shall first have been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gi'antee 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum 
of fifty-five dollars ($55.00) per annum 
in advance each and every year during 
the life of this ordinance; the first pay- 
ment to be made as of the date of the 
passage of this ordinance and each suc- 
ceeding payment annually thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provi- 
sion of this ordinance that the privi- 
leges herein granted shall terminate and 
this ordinance become null and void if 
said grantee, its successors or assigns, 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted the said grantee shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and perform- 
ance of all and singular the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance, and 
conditioned further . to indemnify, save 
and keep harmless the City of Chicago 
from any and all loss, damage, expense, 
cost or liability of any kind whatso- 
ever that may be suffered by it, the 
said City of Chicago, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said cit^ for or by reason or an 



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account of the passage of this ordinance, 
or for of by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the said grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein 
given, and conditioned to comply with 
all the terms and conditions of this 
ordinamce. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of -this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned be 
filed within thirty (30) days from the 
passage hereof. 



Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Edw. Bauman to 
erect and maintain an ornamental clock 
at the curb in front of premises known 
as 112 East Madison street, deferred 
and published December 7, 1908, page 
1984. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke, 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru- 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Qlettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Beinberg, Siewert, Clan- 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, 



Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Edward Bauman, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to erect 
and maintain an ornamental clock at 
curb in front of premises known as 112 
Eist Madison s^freet; said clock to be 
constructed according to plans approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
plans shall be kept on file in the office 
of the said Commissioner, and said clock 
shall be constructed in a safe and work- 
manlike manner under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or at any time prior thereto in 
the discretion of the Mayor. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, said gran- 
tee, his heirs, executors or assigns, shall 
remove said clock without cost or ex- 
pense to the City, under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works; and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute 
to the City of Chicago a good and suf- 
ficient bond in the penal sum of Ten 
Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 



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and all liability, cost, damage or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever, which 
may be suffered by it, said City of Chi- 
cago, or which it may be put to, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to, or recovered from said City, from 
or by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason of any act 
or thing done under or by authority of 
the permission herein given; and condi- 
tioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance, said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns, shall at all times main 
tain said clock in a manner satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that said grantee, 
within thirty (30) days of the passage 
of this ordinance, shall file his written 
acceptance and the bond herein pro^nded 
for. 



Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on a.n ordinance providing for the 
vacation of an alley lying in the block 
bounded by 58th', Loomis, 59th and Ada 
streets (Centre Avenue Addition in 
northwest quarter, Section 17-38-14), de- 
ferred and published December 14, 1908, 
page 2058. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance Avas passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 



on, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Burke 
McKenna, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Jones 
Egan, Tick, Scully, Hurt, Novak, Zim 
mer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Kru 
ger, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts 
Dever, Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Stewart 
Finn, Taylor, Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg. 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clan 
cy, Connery, Blencoe, Downey, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell 
Roberts, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout 
Nolan, Race, Fbrsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
north and south sixteen (16) foot public 
alley east of and adjoining the east line 
of Lots forty-five (45) and forty-six 
(46), and west of and adjoining the west 
line of Lots one hundred fifteen (115) 
and one hundred sixteen (116), Centre 
avenue addition in northwest quarter 
(N. W. l^) of Section seventeen (17), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian, said part of said alley 
being further described as the north 
fifty (50) feet more or less of the north 
and south public alley lying between 
the south line of the right of way of the 
Englewood Connecting Railway and the 
north line of the first east and west 
public alley north of West 59t)h street 
and in the block bounded by West 58th 
street. West 59th street, Loomis street 
and South Ada street, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "To be va- 
cated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within thirty (30) days af- 
ter the passage of this ordinance, the 



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Chicago Contractors' Supply Company 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum 
of one hundred twenty-eight ($128.00) 
dollars, towards a fund for the payment 
and satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages, which may arise by the 
vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided the said Chi- 
cago Contractors' Supply Company shall 
within thirty (30) days of passage here- 
of file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

MOTION TO TAKE FROM FILF. 

Aid. Sitts moved that the claim of A. 
S. Livermore, placed on file July 1st, 
1907, be taken from file and recommitted 
to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, 
January 11, 1909, at 7:30 P. M. 



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CITY CLERK. 



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CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, January ii, 1909. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City 
Council of the Qity of Chicago, Thurs- 
day, January 14, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Eichert, 
Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, Ben- 
nett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Egan, 
Scully, Hurt, Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, 
Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, 
Powers, Bowler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, 
Foell, Josetti, Clettenberg, Hey, Brit- 
ten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, Thomson, 
Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clancy, Con- 
nery, Blencoe, Downey, Golombiewski, 
Mclnerney, Burns, O'Connell, Roberts, 
lisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Kohout, 
Nolan, Race and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. Fick, Lucas, Kruger and 
Conlon. 



QUORUM. 

At 7:30 o'clock, a quorum being pres- 
ent, the Mayor called the Council to 
order. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed records of the regular meeting 
held Monday, December 21, 1908, and 
of the special meeting held Monday, 
January 4, 1909, as submitted by the 
Clerk, as the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the said meetings, and to dis- 
pense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works, 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 
The Clerk presented a'repoct:from His 



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January 11, 1909. 



Honor, the Mayor, containing a list of 
the names of persons released from the 
House of Correction during the three 
weeks ending January 9, 1909, together 
with the cause of each release. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report 
be published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed, and it was so 
ordered. 

The following is the report: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, January 11, 1909. | 
Eonorahle City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law 
I hereby report to your Honorable Body 
the names of persons imprisoned for 
violation of city ordinances, who have 
been released by me during the three 
weeks ending January 9, 1909, together 
with the cause of such release. 

Thomas Dawney, released for father 
on promise to take pledge; father agrees 
to take care of him. 

Geo. M, Williams, released for mother 
and Aid. Harding; mother needs his 
support. 

John Holub, released for Aid. Zim- 
mer, and father of prisoner; sufficiently 
punished. 

Thomas O'Brien, released for John 
Saunders; sufficiently punished. 

Geo. McManus, released for Aid. 
Powers; sufficiently punished. 

Geo. Bulscak, released for mother, 
who was the prosecuting witness; 
mother thinks him sufficiently punished. 

Barnett Klar, released for wife, who 
needs his help. 

Arthur Deacon, released for William 
J. Haney, Dolton, 111.; mother needs his 
support. 

John J. Curran, released for sister; 
his motherless children need his sup- 
port. 

Andrew Nolan, released for Aid. 
Clettenberg; f either and sick sister need 
his support. 



John Anstell, released for mother;- 
sufficiently punished. 

George Wilson, released for Edwin 
Sucker, on promise to find him work. 

William Harrington, released for 
John L. Whitman, on account of good 
behavior; only one more week to serve. 

George Elliott, released for John L. 
Whitman, on account of good behavior; 
only two more days to serve. 

David Richardson, released for George 
J. Williams; wife and three children 
need support; Williams will give him 
work. 

Anna Forcier, released for Mrs. B. 
McGregor, 240 Illinois street, landlady; 
sufficiently punished. 

Lew Cooper, released for James T. 
Brewington, Jr.; sufficiently punished. 

John Groder, released for mother and 
brother; mother needs his help. 

James Carroll, released for Aid. 
Burns; sufficiently punished. 

William Muldon, released for Aid. 
Bowler; mother needs his support. 

Albert Daffan, released for sister; 
sister wants him out for Christmas; 
served three weeks. 

William Shaughnessy, released for 
wife and son; want him home for 
Christmas. 

Fredric Gilloch, released for John M. 
Metz and John W. Brittain, who agree 
to be responsible for him. 

Oscar Matthews, released for Aid. 
Mclnerney, on request of Martin Flan- 
ley, who states that Matthews' birthday 
is on Christmas, and has only nine 
days to serve. 

Joseph Levy, released for J. F. 
Gainty; sufficiently punished. 

Lillian Lester, released for mother, 
who needs her support. 

Mike Rosso, released for E. Bergamo, 
on promise to stop begging on the 
streets. 

Joseph Mooney, released for wife, who 



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has since her testimony repented and 
says she needs his support. 

Ben Jeske, for William Donski, to at- 
tend funeral of his father. 

John Smith, released for wife; she 
and child are destitute. 

Max Weinstein, released for mother 
and wife; wife just been confined and 
needs support. 

Theodore Hampe, released for wife, 
who is destitute and needs help. 

Theodore Kartell, released for Dwight 
Bros. Paper Company, his employers; 
his three motherless children need his 
support. 

Clarence Clearwater, released for 
Will T. Cresmer, prosecuting witness, 
who has arranged to send Clearwater to 
Indiana and has found employment for 
him. 

Frank Borg, released for John Mc- 
McKenna; good record previously; em- 
ployer wants him back. 

Andrew McMonagan, released for 
brother, who was the prosecuting wit- 
ness; it was a family quarrel that 
produced arrest. 

Andrew Schelin, released for Alford 
Anderson; was sent to House of Cor- 
rection to sober up; now in good con- 
dition. 

Albert Bergman, released for Aid. 
Josetti, on recommendation of Municipal 
Judge Freeman K. Blake. 

Walter Olshack, released for wife; is 
sole support of wife and mother; is 
subject to epileptic fits and not a drink- 
ing man. 

Solly Ament, released for John J. 
Broderick; is new in country and did 
not know law against Sunday peddling. 

Anton Bokowiski, released for wife; 
she and three children destitute and 
receiving county aid; need his support. 

Charles Wagner, released for wife 
and daughter; family of small children 
need his support. 

Bessie Bremner, released for husband, 



on recommendation of Judge Heap, the 
committing magistrate. 

John White, released for brother, on 
agreement to take him out of city and 
provide for him. 

Peter Zalowski, released for Aid. 
Golombiewski; sufficiently punished. 

Thomas Rooney, released for mother, 
who is destitute and pleads she must 
break up home if denied his support. 

John H. Johnson, released for Peter 
Swanson, his landlord, who asserts it 
is his first case of drunkenness; mother 
needs his support. 

John Kreiz, released for wife; wife 
and four children need support. 

John Reid, released for wife, prose- 
cuting witness; she says she had him 
arrested and now is in need of support 
for herself and seven children. 

Phil Swenson, released for wife, prose- 
cuting witness; she and four children 
need his support. 

Gus Hanson, released for wife; she 
and four children need support; has 
given pledge to stop drinking. 

Dennis Dunn, released for Aid. Fisher 
and John Rockabaugh, former employer, 
who wants to give him another chance. 

Christoplier Crown, released for Aid. 
Fisher and John Roekobaugh, employer, 
who wants to give him another chance; 
Crown's mother awaiting burial. 

John M. Leader, released for wife; 
she and children destitute. 

Gus Regal, released for wife, on rec- 
ommendation of Judge Scovel, on prom- 
ise of good behavior. 

James Dwyer, released for N. Ber- 
wick, on recommendation of Assistant 
Chief of Police Schuettler for police rea- 
sons. 

Harvey Hill, released for father, 
prosecuting witness, who wants to take 
him home and give him another chance. 

Nettie Wagner, released for May 
Richardson, her aunt, on recommenda- 



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tion of mother superior House of Good 
Shepherd. 

Charles Cappeler, released for wife, 
prosecuting witness; wife and two chil- 
dren destitute; sufficiently punished. 

George Diemier, released for August 
Hilkman, who has obtained work for 
him at Fort Dodge, la., and has fur- 
nished him transportation. 

Lacko Salek, released for sister, who 
needs his help. 
. William Long, released for brother, 
who agrees to take care of him. Long 
being totally blind. 

Feed A. Busse, 
Mayor. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which 
was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, January ?!, 1909. j 
^0 the Honorable, the City Council-. 

Gentlemen — I have l^en requested 
by the Committee of One Hundred on 
celebration of the one hundredth 
anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lin- 
.coln, of which committee the Hon. Wil- 
liam J. Calhoun is chairman and Colonel 
Nathan William MacChesney is secre- 
tary, to call the attention of your Hon- 
orable Body to the preparations now in 
progress for such celebration. 

This committee of one hundred, which 
was appointed by me, under authority 
given by your Honorable Body, is mak- 
ing comprehensive plans for the com- 
memoration, by means of public gath- 
erings, addresses and other demonstra- 
tions, of Lincoln's character, sacrifice 
and service to the Republic. In pursu- 
ance of this plan, the week of February 
7th to 14th, 190'9, has been designated 
and proclaimed as Lincoln Centennial 
Week. In addition to certain large 
public gatherings in the central part of 
the city, it is intended to have as many 
gatherings as possible throughout the 
city, in school and neighborhood halls. 



so tnat the high purpose of the entire 
undertaking of Lincoln Centennial Week 
as a whole, may be brought close to 
all the people. 

Therefore, I call the attention of 
your Honorable Body again to this sub- 
ject for the purpose of suggesting that 
all members of your Honorable Body 
co-operate so far as possible with the 
committee of one hundred, to the end 
that the Lincoln Centenary be worthily 
celebrated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 



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also. 

The following communication 

Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, January 11, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from August Blum, which (concerns 
matters said to be before your Honor- 
able Body for your consideration. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Fred A. Busse, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Dixon moved to refer the com- 
munication transmitted by His Honor, 
the Mayor, to the Public Lands Com- 
mittee. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,] 
Chicago, January 11, 1909. C 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from the President and Secretary of 
the Austin Public Policy Club, forward- 
ing copy of resolutions adopted by said 
club on January 8, 1909, urging the 
passage of an ordinance properly safe- 
guarded, extending for fourteen years the 



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franchise of the Chicago and Oak Park 
Elevated Railroad Company for the 
operation of that road between 52d 
avenue and Market street and asking 
further that on the passage of such an 
ordinance the Chicago and Oak Park 
Elevated Railroad Company be required 
to elevate its tracks west of 52nd 
avenue to the city limits and establish 
and maintain a station at Willow 
avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Foreman moved to refer the 
communication and resolutions trans- 



mitted by His Honor, the Mayor, to the 
Committee on Local Transportation. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication from J. J. Murdock, 
manager of Olympic Music Hall, stating 
that the members of the Olympic Music 
Hall Stock Company had realized the 
sum of $185.15 from the sale, in the 
streets, of newspapers donated by the 
newspaper publishers for the purpose, a 
check for which sum he had transmitted 
to the Mayor for the City Council Ital- 
ian Relief Fund; which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City . Clerk submitted the following annual report of his office for the 
year 1908, which was ordered published and placed on file: 

TO TEE EONORABLE, TEE CITY COUNCIL: 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith the first annual report of the City Clerk for 
the year 1908i: 

L THE CITY COUNCIL. 

A MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES. 

One thousand seven hundred fifty-six matters were referred to the various 

committees of the Council during the period extending from January 1, 1908, 
to December 31, 1908, as follows: 

Standing Committees. 

Finance 1,096 

Local Transportation ' 58 

Judiciary 55 

License 61 

Schools 79 

Gas, Oil and Electric Light 29 

Streets and Alleys, North Division 47 

Streets and Alleys, South Division 94 

Streets and Alleys, West Division 83 

Building Department ; 44 

State Legislation 8 

Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 12 

Special Assessments and General Taxation 9 

Health Department 26 

Fire Department 3 

Police Department and Bridewell 1 

Water Department 2 



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Civil Service 2 

Elections 1 

Rules none 

Street Nomenclature 5 

City Hall and Public Buildings 11 

Printing none 

Select Committees. 

Track Elevation 15 

Compensation 5 

Public Lands 5 

Special Park Commission 5 

Total . . , 1,756 

B — OKDINANCES PASSED. 

During the period extending from January 1, 1908, to December 31, 1908, the 
Council passed in all, four hundred fifty-two ordinances other than ordinances sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Improvements, classified as follows : 

Ordinances amending or supplementing the Revised Municipal Code of 

Chicago of 1905 • 79 

Ordinances granting authority to lay railroad switch tracks 36 

Ordinances granting authority to erect canopies projecting from build- 
ings, over sidewalks 16 

Ordinances granting authority to lay conduits 3 

Ordinance for overhead electric wires 1 

Ordinance concerning rates for electricity, etc 1 

Ordinances granting authority to erect ornamental clocks above sidewalks 2 

Ordinances granting authority to erect team scales 7 

Ordinances granting authority to construct "bridges" or covered passage- 
ways across streets or alleys, to connect buildings 5 

General ordinance concerning street numbers 1 

Ordinances changing the names of particular streets 4 

Ordinances relating to street railroad companies or providing for street 

railway extensions (some of the ordinances included in this number 

were passed a second time, owing to failure of the respective 

grantees to file acceptances thereof within the prescribed time limit) 29 

Ordinances providing for the vacation of parts of alleys in connection 

with schools • ^ 

Ordinances providing for the vacation of parts of streets and alleys not 

in connection with schools 56 

Ordinances concerning the elevation of railroad tracks (2 original ordi- 
nances and 15 amendatory) 17 

Ordinances authorizing bond issues 7 

Miscellaneous ordinances ' HI 

Ordinances amending ordinances previously passed (exclusive of track 

elevation ordinances) 57 

Ordinances repealing ordinances previously passed (exclusive of ordi- 
nances submitted by the Board of Local Improvements) 16 

Ordinances creating Prohibition or Local Option Districts none 



Total. 



,452 



January 11, 1909. communications, etc. 2247 

C — MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, ETC., PASSED. 

Five hundred eighty-eight Miscellaneous Orders and Resolutions were passed 
by the Council during the calendar year 1908. 

D — MATTERS REFERRED TO THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

Five hundred forty-three matters were referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments calling for improvements as follows : 

For paving streets and alleys 331 

For drains .' ^ 

For sewers 60 

For water service pipes and water supply pipes 43 

For sidewalks "^^ 

For opening streets or alleys 1"^ 

For widening streets and alleys 1 

For establishing widths of roadways 3 

For establishing sidewalk lines 13 

Total 543 

E — IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCES PASSED. 

One thousand three hundred fifty-nine ordinances relating to public im- 
provements, submitted by the Board of Local Improvements, were passed, as follows : 

For drains ^^ 

Establishing grades of streets 28 

For opening and widening streets and alleys 16 

For sewers 1^^ 

For sidewalks 470 

For paving streets and alleys 354 

For water service pipes 158 

For water supply pipes ^5 

Total 1.-359 

F IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCES REPEALED. 

Two hundred and ten ordinances were passed repealing improvement ordi- 
nances previously passed. 

G MATTERS FILED. 

Of the various matters considered by the Council and its various committees 
during 1908, seven hundred and nineteen were ordered placed on file, as follows: 

Communications, reports, resolutions, etc 329 

Claims, etc 247 

Matters relating to schools 5 

Miscellaneous orders and resolutions 32 

Miscellaneous ordinances 84 

Ordinances repealing ordinances (other than improvement) previously 

passed 2 

Ordinances providing for the vacation of parts of streets and alleys. ... 20 

Total 719 



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H — COMPENSATION. 

Seventy-four of the ordinances passed provided for compensation to be paid to 
the City for privileges granted. They are classified as follovv^s: 

Clocks 1 

Canopies 16 

Bridges across alleys 5 

Space under streets, etc 9 

Team scales 7 

Switch tracks . 36 

Total 74 

The ordinances providing for the vacation of streets and alleys, not in connec- 
tion with schools, require the deposit of varying sums of money with the City, 
or the dedication of land in lieu of the land vacated, or both. 

i 

I — ORDINANCES FAILING TO BECOME EFFECTIVE. * 

A great many ordinances, not enumerated in the foregoing lists, have failed to 
become effective after passage, because of the failure of grantees or beneficiaries to 
fulfil the conditions set down in the ordinances. Frequently an ordinance fails 
because the grantee neglects to file his acceptance thereof within the time limit pre- 
scribed in the ordinance. Many ordinances providing for the vacation of streets 
and alleys fail to become effective, through neglect of the beneficiaries thereunder 
to file a certified copy of the ordinances and plans with the Recorder of Deeds as 
prescribed in the respective ordinances. 

J ORDINANCES AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE OF 

CHICAGO OF 1905. 

The following is a list of ordinances amending the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, and new general ordinances, passed during the year 1908: 

January 6, 1908, page 3590^Bench monuments 1, 2, 4; amending ordinance of 

September 12, 18981 
January 6, 1908, pages 3627-8— Bread loaves, weight and quality of; repealing 

Sections 184, 185, 186, 189, 190 and 191. 
February 3, 1908, pages 38«7-9— Tires, widths of on vehicles. 
February 3, 1908, pages 3829-30 — Vehicles, licensing ("Wheel Tax"). 
February 3, 1908, pages 3836-7 — Bond, Commissioner of Buildings; amending 

Section 200. 
February 3, 1908, page 3837— Alterations of buildings; amending Section 202. 
February 3, 1908, page 3838— Access to buildings by Commissioner; amending 

Section 203. 
February 3, 1908, pages 3838-9— Alterations of existing buildings; Section 634. 
February 3, 1908, pages 3839-42 — Signs illuminated, on roofs of buildings; add- 
ing Section 2181a. 
February 3, 1908, pages 3842-8 — Undertakers and care of the dead; amending 

Sections 1236-1251; and repealing Sections 1055 to 1058; and 1105. 
February 10, 1908, page 3890— Two sets of scenery; amending Section 320. 
February 17, 1908, page 3914 — Frontage consents required for machine shops; 

amending Section 692. 
February 17, 1908, page 3937— Standpipes; amending Section 679. 
Februarv 17, 1908, page 3937 — Siamese connection for standpipes; amending 

Section 681. 



January 11, 1909. communications, etc. 2249 

March 9, 1908, page 4293 — Police captains; creating Qaptain of Mounted Police. 
March 23, 1908, pages 4658-9 — Tenement houses, distances between; amending 

Section 411. 
March 23, 1908, page 4621 — Grades of patrolmen for 1908. 
March 23, 1908, page 4622 — Smoke Inspector, Department of; to employ one 

expert mechanical engineer. 
March 23, 1908, pages 4631-2— Deadly weapons, etc.; custodian to deposit at 

bottom of Lake Michigan; amending Section 1746. 
March 23, 1908, pages 4632-4 — Deadly weapons, etc.; licensing the purchasing, 

owning and borrowing of. 
March 30, 1908, pages 4683-6 — Deadly weapons, etc.; licensing the sale, loaning 

or giving away of. 
March 30, 1908, page 4722~Municipal Court, fixing salaries of Bailiff and Clerk. 
April 13, 1908, page 49 — Catch basins, contents to be removed only in iron 

or steel wagon boxes. 
April 13, 1908, pages 49-51 — Manure stations, establishing and regulating. 
April 27, 1908, page 123 — ^Randolph Street Market, extending; amending Sec- 
tion 1382. ' 
May 18, 1908, page 329 — ^Municipal History, Department of, creating. 
May 18, 1908, page 342 — Roller skating rinks; prohibiting above first floors of 

buildings. 
May 25, 1908, pages 407-8 — Undertakers and care of the dead; amending Sections 

1240, 1241 and 1250d. 
June 1, 1908, pages 509-13 — Hospitals; amending Sections 1102 to 1109f in- 
clusive; repealing Sections 279-690-691. 
June 8, 1908, pages 585-8 — Hay, grain, straw and feed; regulating the weigh- 
ing of. 
June 8, 1908, page 522 — Board of Local Improvements; fixing salaries, term, 

bond. 
June 8, 1908, pages 605-7 — ^Dispensaries ; regulating and licensing. 
June 8, 1908, page 608-10— Firemen in theaters; amending Sections 311, 349, 380. 
June 22, 1908, page 733 — Catch basin covers; to be of cement; amending Sec- 
tion 1697. 
June 22, 190'8i, page 736 — Bakeries (basements) ; repealing Section 12 of ordi- 
nance of November 11, 1907. 
June 22, 1908, page 740 — ^Milk in stores; to be sold only in bottles or other 

closed receptacles. 
June 22, 1908, page 741 — House numbers; repealing Sections 2115-18. 
June 29, 1908, page 753 — Bench Monument No. 62; amending ordinance of 

December 17, 190«'. 
June 29, 1908, pages 909-10 — ^^Street cars at crossings; to stop where; amending 

Section 1962. 
June 29, 1908, page 938 — ^Meat inspection; providing for. 
July 13, 1908, pages 1113-14 — City Hall, designating temporary. 
July 13, 1908, pages 1169-70 — Frontage consents, what to require; amending 

Section 692. 
July 13, 1908, pages 1172-6 — "Municipal cleanliness"; repealing Sections 175 and 

1063; amending Section 1912-25. 
July 13, 1908, pages 1176-7 — Moving picture machines; licensing operators. 
July 13, 1908, page 1182 — Billboards, to require frontage consents. 



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July 13, 1908, page 1183 — Milk to be from "tuberculin tested" cows. 

July 13, 1908, page 1184 — Butter, sale of; to be from "tuberculin tested" cows. 

July 13, 1908, pages 1184-5 — Cheese, to be from "tuberculin tested" cows. 

July 19, 1908, page 1319 — Automobiles, on public stands; amending Section 2307. 

July 19, 1908, pages 1317-19 — Cab and hack stands, designating; amending Sec- 
tion 2288. 

July 19, 1908, page 1320 — Refuse in streets; odors; amending Section 1294. 

July 19, 1908, pages 1320-21 — Refuse and cinder-smoke and gas-odors; amending 
Section 1295. 

July 19, 1908, pages 1321-22 — Ice, fee for license; amending Section 1146. 

July 19, 1908, pages 1322-23 — Roofing (composition), license fee; amending 
Section 2012. 

July 19, 1908, page 1323 — ^Cabs, hacks, omnibuses, etc.; license fee; amending 
Section 2263. 

July 19, 1908, page 1324 — Public carts, license fee; amending Section 2328. 

July 19, 1908, page 1324 — Automobile public carts, license fee; amending Sec- 
tion 2348. 

July 19, 1908, page 1325 — Livery stables and boarding stables, license fees; 
amending Section 2370, 2370a, 2371 and 2372. 

July 19, 1908, page 1326 — Garages, license fee; amending Sections 2377c to 
2377f. 

July 19, 1908, pages 1336-7 — Moving picture machines, equipment of. 

July 19, 1908, page 1338-9 — Electricity, regulations concerning; certificates for 
partial wiring; amending Sections 810-813. 

October 5, 1908, page 1449-50 — Runners; amending Sections 2015, 2020 and 2025; 
and adding Section 2015a; prescribing district. 

October 5, 1908, page 1371 — Vehicle permits, free; Mayor authorized to grant 
to charitable institutions. 

November 9, 1908, page 1698 — Bond of public contractor to be 33 1-3 per cent 
of contract (but minimum $10,000 in certain cases); amending Section 1853. 

November 9, 1908, page 1716 — Fireboats permitted to pass through draws of 
bridges at all times; amending Section 979. 

November 9, 1908, pages 1793-4— Depositaries of Qity's funds; designating; 
amending ordinance of December 30, 1907. 

November 9, 1908, pages 1831-2 — Matrimonial agencies; prohibiting. 

November 9, 1908, pages 1832-3-^Wood peddlers' license fee $10.00; amending 
Section 1592. 

November 9, 1908, page 1864 — Deposits in "Active Bank" limited to $1,500,000.00 
except during January, November and December. 

November 23, 1908, page 1894 — Ice cream, sale of on streets and alleys pro- 
hibited, 

November 23, 190i8!, page 1895— Fire limits; including additional territory, 
amending Section 686. 

November 23, 1908, page 1900— Moving picture films, storage of; adding Sec- 
tion 956a. 

November 30, 1908, pages 1941-2 — Intoxicating liquors, sample bottles, etc.; 
distribution and giving away of, to minors prohibited. 

December 7, 1908, page 2020 — Auctioneers' licenses to be non-transferable; one 
change in location to be allowed; fee for new license to be full annual 
rate; amending Section 131. 



January 11, 1909. communications, etc. 2251 

December 7, 1908, pages 2020-21 — Moving picture operators licenses to expire 
December 31; amending Section 2 of ordinance passed July 13, 1908. 

December 7, 1908, pages 2021-22 — Fireworks, use of; certain kinds prohibited; 
repealing Sections 884, 886, 889a and 889b. 

December 7, 1908, pages 2022-25 — Fireworks, sale of, licensing and regulating; 
repealing Section 887. 

December 14, 1908, pages 2082-3 — Fees for electrical inspections; amending 
Section iSlS as amended July 17, 1908, correcting error. 

Itecember 14, 1908, page 2108i — Auctioneers' license to be non-transferable; 
amending Section 1332. 

December 21, 1908, pages 2135-8 — Beneli monuments, concrete standard; estab- 
lishing numbers, locations and elevations of Nos. 112 to 132, inclusive. 

December 21, 1908, page 2224-5 — Theaters, frontage consents required in resi- 
dence districts. 

JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL. 

The amount of printed matter handled by the office in getting out the record 
of the work of the City Council for the past year has exceeded in amount that of 
any other calendar year. The record from January 1st to December 31st comprises 
a total of 3,500 pages. There were not so many large single matters to be printed 
as in other years, but the number of individual pieces far exceeded that of former 
years. 

The record of the proceedings has been for the first time, in accordance with the 
Charter of the City, definitely designated the "Journal" instead of the "Qouncil Pro- 
ceedings." This has been done with the approval of your Honorable Body. Likewise, 
the said Journal is now kept entirely in printed form, with the approval of your 
Honorable Body, with a consequent increase of accuracy, reliability and usefulness. 

HOURS OF LABOR. 

The regular working hours of the City Clerk's office, as has been the rule 
for years, have been from 8:30 A. M. to 4:30 P. M., with this exception, that I 
have kept one clerk regularly on duty till 5:30 P. M. each day for the accommoda- 
tion of such of the public as might find it inconvenient to call at an earlier hour. 
This custom was begun in July, 1907. 



II— LICENSES. 

Table of Licenses Issued by the City Clerk's Office During the Calendar 

Years 1907 and 1908. 

Note. — Italics denote licenses created subsequent to the passage of the Revised 

Municipal Code of 1905. 

1907 1908 

Acetylene Gas; Compression and Storage of None None 

Amusements 1786 2262 

Auctioneers 27 22 

Bakeries 1112 1048 

"Bar Permits"— Hall 3844 3694 

"Bar Permits"— Picnic 1188 540 

Bathing, Boating and Fishing Beaches 9 6 

Billiard and Pool Tables 985 929 



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3252 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. January 11, 3909. 

1001 1908 

Bill Posters 2 2 

Boarding Stahles 283 235 

Boats, Row . . . 36 Q 

Bowling Alleys 160 154 

Brewers and Distillers 56 57 

Brokers 1543 1663 

Cars (elevated railroads) . . 11581 1219 

Cartridges and Shells (where less than 25,000 are kept on hand at 
any one time; for keeping larger quantities a "Gunpowder and 

and Explosives" license is required) 62 50 

Cigarette Dealers , : 803 890 

Deadly Wapons; Dealers in 39 

Delicatessen Stores 1994 2129 

Detective Agencies and Private Detectives ' 26 22 

Dispensaries . 2 

Dogs 61495 61647 

Drivers of Public Passenger Vehicles (cabs, hacks, etc.) 340 417 

Druggists and Drug Stores 1074 1092 

Fireworks, Sale of 1360 1427 

Fishmongers 127 91 

Fruit Stores and Ice Cream Parlors (enforcement restrained by in- 
junction issued in June, 1906 ) .... 

Garages . . 96 95 

Garage Vehicles . . ....." 109 16S 

Gunpowder, Guncotton, Etc., Dealers in 15 3 

Hospitals 64 71 

Hotels 363 275 

Ice Dealers, Retail (wagons) 1382 1443 

Junk Dealers 171 126 

Junk Wagons 1354 923 

Launches 6 6 

Liquor Dealers ; Wholesale Malt 50 52 

Liquor Dealers; Wholesale Spirituous . . 208 199 

Liquor Dealers; Wholesale Vinous . 232 235 

Livery Stables 58 

Livery Vehicles . . 1033 481 

Lumber Dealers . . . 113 115 

Meatmarkets, Keepers of (butchers) 3453 3503 

Milk Dealers (in stores) 2495 2046 

Milk Wagons 2748 

Moving Picture Operators • • • 

Nurseries • • • 

Operators of Public Passenger Automobiles (included in list of 
Drivers of Public Passenger Vehicles. See above). 

Pawnbrokers . . 84 80 

Peddlers — 

Basket (issued monthly) Total 102 112 

Fish (included in list of Wagon Peddlers. See below). 



2628 
100 



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2253 



190: 



1006 



Peddlers — 

Fish {peddling only Thursdays and Fridays of each iceek; pay- 
ing $15.00 annually) 

Handcart (issued every three months) Total 

Oil 

Pack (issued every three months) Total 

Wagon ( issued every three months ) Total 

Wood 

Poulterers 

Public Carts ( express wagons, etc. ) 

Public Cart Automobiles ( doing an express business ) 

Public Passenger Vehicles — 

Automobiles ( including "Taxicabs" ) 

Cabs 

Coupes . . 

Hacks 

Omnibuses 

Rendering Tanks 

Restaurants 

Roofers ( composition ) 

Runners 

Sale Stalles 

Saloons — 

First Period 

Second Period . . 

Full Year 

Scales, Public 

Scavengers — 

Night ■ 

Offal 

Private 

Second-Hand Dealers 

Shooting Galleries, Rifle Ranges, G-un Clubs, etc 

Slaughtering, Rendering, Packing, Glue Making, etc 

Soap Making 

Tanneries 

Tickers 

Undertakers 

Vehicles {"Wheel Tax") (Total 59,153) — 

One-Horse 

Two-Horse 

Three-Horse 

Four-Horse 

Six- { or more- ) Horse 

Automohilef^ 

Workshops 



Totals for year 128684 188.128 

Increase in numher of licenses issued by office during 1908 

{slightly less than 50% ) 59,444 



25 


25 


829 


1115 


225 


225 


468 


431 


7263 


7754 


76 


76 


24 


24 


4572 


3953 


3 




47 


148 


46 


36 


669 


640 


33 


40 


80 


73 


272 


270 


1614 


1779 


128 


130 


50 


51 


97 


74 


7219 


7156 


7204 


7129 


7 


24 


66 


47 


9 


5 


11 


10 


146 


157 


245 


252 


17 


15 


37 


36 


10 


9 


24 


25 


618. 


657 


433 


423 




36778 




16465 




391 




41 




3 




5475 


2569 


3824 



2254 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. January 11, 1909. 

TABLE SHOWING CLASSIFICATION OF AMUSEMENT LICENSES ISSUED 
BY CITY CLERK DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1908. 

AMUSEMENTS. 

Building, Structure or Hall for general entertainments of all classes (paying 
an annual license fee of $500.00; no special charge to be made for enter- 
tainments given therein, except for entertainments of the fourth and 

ninth classes ) 

First Class (theatrical, operatic and dramatic entertainments) ; including, 
also, licenses for Theaters for Entertainments of the First, Second and 
Third Classes: 
Sub-class A: Where highest price of admission exceeds $ .75; annual' 

fee, $500.00 16 

Sub-class B: Where highest price of admission exceeds $ .50, but does 

not exceed $ .75 ; annual fee, $300.00 14 

Sub-class C: Where highest price of admission is $ .50; annual fee, 

$200.00 31 

Second Class (lectures, readings exhibitions of painting, etc.) including 
Licenses, also, for Theaters, Halls, etc., for Entertainments of the Second 

Class only • " 

Third Class (concerts and other musical entertainments not constituting 
operas) ; including, also. Licenses for Theaters, Halls, etc., for Entertain- 
ments of the Third Glass only • ^ 

Fourth Class ( circuses and menageries ) 1 

Fifth Class (side shows, concerts, etc., given under canvas or other temporary 

structure ) . . ' 

Sixth Class (exhibitions of moving picture devices— except in penny arcades 

and mutoscope parlors ) ^ 

Seventh Class (baseball and football games) ; including licenses also, for 

Baseball and other Athletic Parks 43 

Eighth Class (swings and itinerant shows) 3 

Ninth Class (poultry shows, stock shows, etc.) 12 

Tenth Class (merry-go-rounds, roller skating rinks, roller coasters, etc., except 

in Amusement Parks) l'^ 

Eleventh Class (amusement parks) • • ^4 

Twelfth Class ("summer gardens") 3 

Thirteenth Class (dances, bazaars, etc.) ; including, also, licenses for Halls for 

Entertainments of the Thirteenth Class • 235 

Fourteenth Class (exhibitions of fireworks) • • ^ 

Fifteenth Class (mutoscope parlors, penny arcades and places where entertain- 
ment is furnished solely through moving picture devices) ; including, also, 

licenses for "Five-cent Theaters" "Five-cent Theaters" 

Penny Arcades 4 

Sixteenth Class (any amusement enterprise not included in the foregoing 
classes ) 8»* 

From the foregoing list, increases will be noted over the year 1907, in the 
following licenses: Amusements, brewers and distillers, brokers, elevated railway 
cars, cigarette dealers, delicatessen stores, dogs, drivers of public passenger vehicles, 
drug stores, fireworks, garage vehicles, hospitals, ice dealers (from wagons), whole- 



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January 11, 1909. communications. 2255 

sale malt liquor dealers, wholesale vinoius liquor dealers, lumber dealers, meat mar- 
kets, basket peddlers, hand cart peddlers, general wagion peddlers, public passenger 
automobiles (including "taxicabs"), hacks, restaurants, roofers, runners, private 
scavengers, second- hand dealers, tanneries, tickers and workshops. 

Decreases from the number of licenses issued during the year 1907, will be 
noted in the following: Auctioneers, bakeries, "bar permi+s," bathing beaches, bil- 
liard and pool tables, boarding stables, row boats, bowling alleys, cartridges and 
shells, detective agencies, fishmongers, garages, hotels, junk dealers, junk wagons, 
wholesale dealers in spirituous liquors, livery vehicles, milk dealers, milk wagons, 
pawnbrokers, pack peddlers, public carts, cabs, coupes, omnibuses, rendering tanks, 
sale stables, saloons, public scales, night scavengers, offal scavengers, shooting gal- 
leries, slaughtering and rendering, soap makers and undertakers. 

The decrease in the number of licenses issued for livery vehicles is due, not to 
any actual decrease in the number of licensed vehicles, but to the change made 
in July in the ordinances concerning livery stable licenses, when a "flat" fee was 
established for the livery business, in place of the former provision of a fee for 
each vehicle. 

LICENSES FOR THE YEAR 190S. 

The total number of licenses issued during the calendar year 1908, exclusive of 
the new VEHICLE LICENSE, exceeded by 291 the number issued for the previous 
year. The figures are as follows: 

Calendar year 1907 . . 128,684 

Calendar year 1908 128,975 

Increase ' 291 

Vehicle License ("Wheel Tax") — At the close of business on December 31, 1908, 

there had been issued 59,153 Vehicle Licenses under the ordinance of February 3, 

1908, distributed as follows: 

One-horse 36,778 

Two-horse 16,465 

Three-horse . . 391 

Four-horse 41 

Six- (or more) horse 3 

Automobiles 5,475 

Total 59,153 

This makes the total increase of licenses issued, over the calendar year 1907, 
59,735. 

INDEX FOR VEHICLE LICENSES. 

During the course of the issuance of the vehicle licenses a card index was made, 
which is complete to date, and contains complete information concerning the pay- 
ment of money into the Vehicle License Fund for the first six months of the existence 
of the license. 

A complete card index is kept of all other licenses issued from this office. 



III. MISCELLANEOUS. 

In addition to matters placed on file by order of the City Council, as noted 



2256 COMMUNICATIONS. January 11, 1909. 

above, there were filed in the office of the City Clerk the following matters, (in addi- 
tion to the personal injury notices noted below): 

Acceptances of passed ordinances 107 

Bonds required of grantees under ordinances 63 

Bonds required of wreckers of buildings 37 

Bonds required for the erection of billboards 5 

Bonds required for the erection of illuminated signs on the roofs of 

buildings . . 7 

Bonds of depositories of City funds (additional) 8 

Bonds of officials (approved by the City Council) 20 

Oaths of officers 65 

Total 312 

PERSONAL INJURY NOTICES. 

During the calendar year 1908, 263 personal injury notices have been filed 
in the office under the requirements of the Act of 190'5 (approved May 13, 1905). 
The totals for each year since the Act has been in fonoe are shown in the 
following summary: 

July 15, 1905, to December 31, 1905 218 

January 1, 1906, to December 31, 1906 367 

January 1, 1907, to December 31, 1907 354 

January 1, 1908, to December 31, 1908 • 263 

Total 1,202 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jno. R. McCabe, 

City Clerk. 
Chicago. J II., Jan. 11, 1909. 



January 11, 1909. 



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2257 



ALSO, 

The following report of acceptances, 
bonds, etc., under ordinances, filed in his 
office since the last preceding meeting 
of the Council, which was ordered pub- 
lished and placed on file: 

Office of the Clerk J 
Chicago, January 11, 1909. C 
To the IIonor~ahle, the Mayor and City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — I hereby make report 
of acceptances and bonds, under ordi- 
nances, which have been filed in this of- 
fice since your last preceding meeting: 

Acceptance, Meyercord Co., ordinance 
of November 23d, bridge (filed Decem- 
ber 22d). 

Acceptance and bond, Eugene Dietz- 
gen Company and Eugene Dietzgen 
Company Factory, ordinance of Decem- 
ber 7th, conduit (filed December 24th). 

Acceptance and bond, John H. Jr. 
and Margaret F. Kedzie (Elizabeth A. 
and Lyman Ware, successors to) ordi- 
nances of October 5th, system of wires 
(filed December 24th). 

Acceptances C. & N W. Railway and 
surety on bond of ordinance of Decem- 
ber 14th, track elevation (filed Decem- 
ber 29tb) . • 

Acceptance Chicago Terminal Trac- 
tion Railroad Company, ordinance of 
December 14th, track elevation (filed 
December 29th). 

Acceptance Chicago Railways Com- 
pany, ordinance of December 14th, rail- 
way on Twenty-fourth street (filed De- 
cember 29th). 

Acceptance and bond, Fort Dearborn 
Safety Vault and Building Company, 
ordinance of December 21st, conduits 
(filed December 30th). 

Acceptance and bond. Dearborn Power 
Company, two ordinances of October 
5th, reducing compensation for electric 
light, etc. (filed December 3lst). 

Acceptance and bond, Charles F. Gun- 
ther, ordinance of October 5th, reducing 



electric light compensation, etc. (filed 
December 31st). 

Acceptance and bond, Gunther Elec- 
tric Company, ordinance of October 
5th, reducing electric light compensa- 
tion, etc. (filed January 4th). 

Acceptance Monroe Electric Qompany, 
ordinance- of December 21st (amenda- 
tory (filed January 4th). 

Acceptance and bond, Commonwealth 
Electric Company, ordinance of Decem- 
ber 14th, switch track (filed January 
5th). , 

Acceptance and bond, Bauer & Black, 
ordinance of December 21st, bridge 
(filed January 9th). 

Acceptance and bond, McAnsh & 
Pugh, ordinance of December 14th, 
swith track (filed December 30th). 

Acceptance and bond. The Metropoli- 
tan West Side Elevated Railway Com- 
pany, ordinance of November 30th, ad- 
ditional tracks across Fifty-second 
avenue (filed December 30th). 

Yours respectfully, 
Jno. R. McCabe, 

City Clerk. 
also. 
The following communication, which 
was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Chicago, 111., January 5, 1909. 
To the Mayor and to the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

HoNOEED Sir and Aldermen — I have 
the honor to acknowledge receipt of a 
communication to His Excellency, Baron 
Mayor Des, Planches, Italian Ambas- 
sador at Washington, D. C, containing 
the expression of sympathy of the peo- 
ple of Chicago, through their City Coun- 
cil, to our country in this hour of sor- 
row over the great calamity that has 
befallen our people, and requesting that 
His Excellency convey the same to 
their Majesties, the King and Queen of 
Italy. 

I have this day forwarded said com-- 



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COMMUNICATIONS. ETC. 



January 11, 1909. 



munication directly to His Excellency, 
the Ambassador of Italy in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

1 have the honor at the same time 
to acknowledge receipt of a copy of a 
resolution of the City Council calling 
for the appointment by His Honor, the 
Mayor, of a committee of seven Alder- 
men to provide for the collection of 
funds to aid the distressed in the stricken 
provinces. 

In these terrible moments, when there 
can be no rest as long as there is a 
gleam of hope of relief for our suffer- 
hig brothers, when rich and poor are 
nobly competing on every side every 
day more in this great and generous 
city, any expression of deep gratitude 
on my part might sound like vain words. 
In the name of my government, whom 
I have the honor to represent in Chi- 
cago, in that of all the Italian residents 
of this city, and of their Eelief Com- 
mittee especially, to whom you have 
shown your benevolence, and whose sin- 
cere sentiments I feel certain of inter- 
preting, I haA^e, besides the duty, the 
strong desire of conveying, through His 
Honor, the Mayor and the City Council, 
to the people of Chicago our fraternal 
public testimony of the highest appre- 
ciation for your human solidarity in 
our sorrow, and from which we feel, in 
the depths of our hearts, that the great 
souls of Italy and America are being, 
as it were, blended together in a solemn 
hour of mercy. 

I have the honor to be, Honored Sir 
and Aldermen, 

Yours very obedient, 

Sabetta, 
Royal Italian Consul. 

ALSO, 

A communication from John T. Con- 
nery transmitting a proposed ordinance 
providing for the vacation of that part 
of Bryn Mawr avenue which lies east 
of the east line of Sheridan road. 

Aid. Dunn moved to refer the ordi- 



nance and attached papers to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance as 
submitted : 

Whereas, The Commissioners of Lin- 
coln Park, on the 11th of June, 1908, 
approved and adopted a certain plat 
showing the western boundary line of 
Lincoln Park in the east half {V2) of 
the northeast tractional quarter {Va) 
of Section eight (8), Township (40), 
north, Range fourteen (14), east of the 
third principal meridian, which said 
plat was made by an agreement between 
the said Commissioners of Lincoln Park 
and the owners of said property; and 
Wheeeas, It was the intention of 
said Commissioners and the said owners 
that the property affected by said agree- 
ment should include all the territory in 
said section extcKding north to the 
north line of said Section eight (8) and 
east of the west line of the east half 
(i/o) of the northeast fractional quarter 
(1/4) of said section; and 

Whereas, The Surveyor, in prepar- 
ing said plat, inadvertently extended 
the south half {V2) of • Bryn Mawr 
avenue east of the east line of Sheri- 
dan road to the shore line of Lake 
Michigan as it stood April 18, 1901; 
and over and upon the north thirty- 
three feet of the northeast fractional 
quarter of Section eight aforesaid; and 

Whereas, It was the intention of 
said property owners and the said Com- 
missioners that said Byrn Mawr avenue 
should not be so extended; now, there- 
fore 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all that part of 
Bryn Mawr avenue lying east of the 
east line of Sheridan road in Section 
eight (8), Township forty (40), north, 
range fourteen (14), east of the third 



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COMMUNICATIONS. ETC. 



2259 



principal meridian, be, and the same is 
hereby vacated and discontinued. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect upon the filing 
by John T. Connery or the said Com- 
missioners of Lincoln Park or either of 
them, in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance within 
thirty (30) days after the passage 
hereof. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the president 
and secretary of the Austin Public 
Policy Club transmitting resolutions 
adopted by the said club in favor of an 
extension for fourteen years of the fran- 
chise of the Chicago and Oak Park Ele- 
vated Railroad Company for that por- 
tion of its road which extends from Mar- 
ket street to 52d avenue, on the condition 
that the said company will immediately 
proceed to elevate its tracks west of 
52d avenue to the city limits; which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Chicago 
Automobile Club transmitting a pro- 
posed ordinance amending Section 1443 
of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905, to require front and rear 
lights at night on vehicles, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Charles A. 
Churan, attorney for the Commissioners 
of Lincoln Park, transmitting a certi- 
fied copy of a resolution adopted by the 
said Commissioners requesting the va- 
cation of that portion of Gardner street 
which lies within the limits of Stanton 
Park; which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 

ALSO, 

Claims as follows: Claim of Ida Ker- 



sten and premises, Xos. 8,5 E. 88th 
street and 2832 State street, for re- 
bates of water taxes; claim of Adolph 
L. Holman for refund of duplicate pay- 
ment of water tax; petition of Richard 
F. Conway for settlement of claim for 
payment of special assessment bonds 
(St. Lawrence avenue system); claim 
of A. M. Forbes Cartage Company for re- 
fund of fees paid in error for vehicle 
licenses; claim of John Rawle for dam- 
ages for injury to property caused by 
change in grade of street; and sundry 
claims for refunds of 90% of special as- 
sessments for water supply pipes; 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

ALSO, 

The following claims: J. D. Hovorka 
for refund of 90% of special assessment 
for water supply pipe; Thos. Drabek 
and Morris Stepner for compensation 
for expense incurred in relaying sewer 
stubs; and Murdock Campbell for re- 
bate of water taxes; which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

official NEWSPAPER OF CITY. 

The Clerk presented the following 
special report from the board designated 
in Section 1527 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, concerning the 
award of contract for certain city print- 
ing for the year 1909: 

Chicago, December 21, 1908. 
To the Eonoralle, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
provisions of Sections 1525 to 1534, 
both inclusive, of Chapter 42, of the 
Revised Municipal Code of the aty of 
Chicago, advertisements have been pub- 
lished inviting proposals for publishing 
those matters and things required by 
law or any ordinance of the City of Chi- 
cago to be published in a newspaper. 

Pursuant to such advertisements bids 
were received and duly opened at 11 



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January 11, 1909. 



o'clock, Friday morning, December 18, 
1908. Such bids were as follows: 

The Chicago Daily Socialist, $0.03 per 
line. 

The Chicago Daily Journal, $0.03 1-3 
per line. 

These bids were considered and the 
award of the city printing for the year 
1909 was made to the Chicago Daily 
Journal, as the lowest reliable and re- 
sponsible bidder, taking into considera- 
tion the circulation of said newspaper 
within the limits of the city. 

The approval of your honorable body 
of this award is requested. 

Eespectfully, 

Feed A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Walter H. Wilson, 

Comjytr oiler. 
Frank I. Bennett, 

(jlvairman Finance Committee. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
recommendation contained in the fore- 
going report and award the contract to 
the Chicago Daily Journal. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, 
Dixon, Foreman, Pringle, McNeal, Rich- 
ert, Burke, McKenna, Young, McCoid, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Egan, 
Scully, Hurt, Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, 
Fulton, Evans, Lawley, Beilfuss, Kora- 
leski, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, Powers, 
Bowler, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, 
Josetti, aettenberg. Hey, Britten, 
Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Siewert, Clancy, Connery, 
Blencoe, Downey, Golombiewsld, Mc- 
Inerney, Burns, O'Connell, Roberts, 
Fisher, Tinsman, Hunt, Bihl, Nolan, 
Kace, Forsberg— 63. 
Is ays — None. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 



port submitted by the City Collector, 
which was ordered published and placed 
on file: 

Qollector's Office," 
Chicago, January 11, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the ^ 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I am forwarding here- 
with the names of the organizations 
to whom special permits were issued 
(under the ordinance of June 11, 1906), 
to operate bars at the addresses set op- 
posite their names, since the last pre- 
ceding meeting of your Honorable Body. 
Very truly yours, 
E. J. Magerstadt, 

City Collector. 
St. Peter and Paul Society, 9601 Ew- 
ing avenue. 

Hungarian Socialist Labor Party, 862 
West Division street. 

Klatovsy Sokol, 990 West 19th street. 
Enighat Society, 990 West 19th 
street. 

Hyde Park Benevolent Association, 
291 East 35th street. 

Karel Marx Singing Society, 612 West 
18th street. 

Lodge Caslav, 612 West 18th street. 
St. Anthony Society, 2035 West 47th 
street. 

Letters Theater Troupe Benevolent 
Association, 162 North Clark street. 

Pride of Chicago Lodge No. 220, 50 
Throop street. 

Spolek Bila Ruze, 400 West 18th 
street. 

Society Karmievery Kow, 861 Wol- 
fram street. 

Lovecky Podp. Klub Orel, 612 West 
18th street. 

Voerwerts Turn Verein, 1168 West 
12th street. 

Nord Chicago Liederkranz, 133 East 
North avenue. 

North Side Belgian Benevolent So- 
ciety, 842 Clybourn avenue. 



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2261 



Turn Verein La Salle, 673-5 Larrabee 
street. 

Crveni Kriz Society, 585 South Cen- 
tre avenue. 

Society B. Milosi, 125 Front street. 

Duetsch Ungarischer Music Unt. 
Verein, 842 Clybourn avenue. 

Plattdeutsche Gilde Freilieit, 408 
Sedgwick street. 

E'rster Siebenburger Saclisen J. U. 
y. No. 10, 408 Sedgwick street. 

Gesang Verein Frohsinn, 3143-7 State 
street. 

Society Iduna, 3143 State street. 

Angantyr Lodge No. 4, I. 0. V., 3143 
State street. 

Chicago Concertina Club, 87C Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

Freisinige Gemeinde, 876 Milwaukee 
avenue. 

Hamburger Society, 876 Milwaukee 
avenue. 

Olivet Baseball Benevolent Associa- 
tion, 27 North Clark street. 

Kingsbury Benevolent Association, 27 
North Clark street. 

The Twentieth Century Aid Society, 
447 West Taylor street. 

Slowansky Evanilsky Spolko, 671 
Austin avenue. 

Catalpa Benevolent Association, 178 
Clybourn avenue. 

Liedertafel Vorwaerts, Halsted and 
North avenue. 

Crown Home Benevolent Association, 
588 West 18th street. 

Rad Cesko Delnicky No. 73, C. S. P. 
S., ,400 West 18th street. 

Lodge No. 35, Danishj Brotherhood, 
3700 Wentworth avenue. 

Society Walhalla, 3700 Wentworth 
avenue. 

Turn Verein Enigkeit, 710 Blue Island 
avenue. 

Valhalla Lodge, I. 0. V., 6058 Morgan 
street. 



Wicker Park Bowling Club, 501 West 
North avenue. 

Central Turn Verein, 501 West North 
avenue. 

Tin Horn Club, 501-7 West North 
avenue. 

Unity Club, 3140 Indiana avenue. 

Danish Brotherhood No. 17, 315-17 
Hirsch street. 

Silver Bass Fishing Benevolent Club, 
588-92 West 18th street. 

Dvur Vodmany, 588-92 West 18th 
street. 

Bono Society, 494 Noble street. 

Tow Gwardya Pulaski, 494 Noble 
street. 

Grand Crossing Turn Verein, 1244-6 
East 75th street. 

Thie Danish Brotherhood No. 18, 501 
West North avenue. 

Zw. Pomocy P. P S., 32-4 Emma 
street. 

Golden Bule Tent K. 0. T. M., 501 
West North avenue. 

Spolek Patronat, 32-4 Emma street. 

Tow Eye Sw Marcyna, 32-4 Emma 
street. 

Woodmen's Association, 4758 Honore 
street. 

Pevecky Sbor Volnost Society, 48th 
and Honore streets. 

Society Thor, 1351 Diversey boule- 
vard. 

Bridgeport Benevolent Association, 
2990 Archer avenue. 

Almira Singing Society, 574 Armitage 
avenue. 

United Clerks Benevolent Association, 
35th and Archer avenue. 

Theatre Employes' Association, 15th 
and Wabash avenue. 

Alphia Singing Society, Division and 
Ashland avenue. 

Singing Society Bjorguin, 876 North 
Artesian avenue. 

Socialer Turn Verein, 701 East Bel- 
mont avenue. 



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January 11, 1909. 



Workmen's Sick and Death Benefit 
Fund, North avenue and Halsted street. 

Frithiof Lodge No. 5, I. O. S., 456 31st 
street. 

Northwestern Improvement Asocia- 
tion, 639 East Diversey boulevard. 

Aurora Turn Verein, 876 Milwaukee 
avenue. 

The Bonita Benevolent Association, 
179 North Sangamon street. 

Luxemburger Bruder Bund, 4074 
North Clark street. 

Twelfth Ward Italian Social Club, 
1619 West 23d street. 

Turn Verein Eiche, 2503 Kensington 
avenue. 

Hungarian Socialist Brotherhood, 33d 
Ward, 2503 Kensington avenue. 

Junior Brickmakers No. 4, Pullman 
Local, 2505 Kensington avenue. 

Italian Dramatic Benevolent Society, 
2470 Kensington avenue. 

Wikingarne Lodge No. 1, 257 North 
Clark street. 

Rothmanner Liederkranz, 519 Larra- 
bee street. 

Badische Saenger Bunde, 519 Lar- 
rabee street. 

'^Prony Slovensky Sokol, 701-3 South 
Jefferson street. 

Lawndale Concertina Society, 767 
West 26th street. 

Vi Fidelti Social and Benevolent Club, 
296 East 35th street. 

German Hungarian Singing Society, 
174 Clybourn avenue. 

Arcadia Beneficial Society, 862 West 
Division street. 

New Chicago Lodge 506, I. O. 0. F., 
163 East North avenue. 

St. Michael Society, 106-8 DeKoven 
street. 

West End Lodge No. 119, I. W. S. 0., 
934-6 West 12th street. 

St. Stanislav Polish Dramatic Society, 
108 DeKoven street. 



Netranski Sokol, 494 Noble street. 

St. John Kantis Court, No. 54, 494 
Noble street. 

Lawndale Coury, No. 363, T. B. of H., 
1453 Trumbull avenue. 

Alton Benevolent Association, 726 
Allport street. 

The Bartholomae and Roesing Cabi- 
net Club, 1168 West 12th street. 

Lawndale Lodge, No. 203, M. B. O. A., 
1619 West 23d street. 

Cen. George B. McClellan Council, N. 
U., 3143-7 State street. 

Hum. Ind. Western Star Order, No. 
151, 694 West North avenue. 

Ladies' Society Bavaria, 53d and Ash- 
land avenue. 

Teutonia Turning Society, 53d and 
Ashland avenue. 

Paderewski Singing Society, 876 Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

Ladies of St. Anna's, 3000 Union 
avenue. 

Sloboda Society, 585 Centre avenue. 

Narodini Vitezi Society, 585 Centre 
avenue. 

Nordern Division Order of Mac. No. 
1, 1213 Lincoln avenue. 

Tow Sw Serego, 800 South Ashland 
avenue. 

Street Car Men's Union Association, 
800 South Ashland avenue. 

Chicago Quartette Club, 876 Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

St. John Evang. Qt. No. 728, 501 West 
North avenue. 

McKinley Park Women's Society, 
1645 West 35th street. 

Ct. North Chicago, I. O. F., 257 Nortli 
Clark street. 

Lithographers' Union, No. 4, 162 
North Clark street. 

Pilsen Bando Music Society, 621 Blue 
Island avenue. 

Triton Benevolent Association, 1116 
Kedzie avenue. 



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2263 



White Feather Indians' Association, 
823 South Ashland avenue. 

Pilsen Men's Society, 823 South Ash- 
land avenue. 

Gegens Unterst. Verein Germania, 
876 Milwaukee avenue. 

Polish Turners' Society, 1800 West 
48th street. 

Slovansky Evan. Society, 1800 West 
48th street. 

Russian Benevolent Society, 444 West 
Taylor street. 

Hebrew Singing and Dramatic Club, 
444 West Taylor street. 

Sokol Slavsky, 400 West 18th street. 

Ulabrand Society, 907 North Califor- 
nia avenue. 

Fortschritt Frauen Verein Benevolent 
Association, 162 North Qark street. 

The Sheridan Benevolent and Singing 
Society, 215 East Fullerton avenue. 

Independent Order of Honor Lodge, 
No. 14, 2932 Grand avenue. 

St. Stanislaus B. and M. Ct., No. 1427, 
C. 0. F., 1196 North 53d court. 

Fifth Ward Branch of the Socialist 
Party, 3417 Halsted street. 

Young American Lithuanian Benefit 
Societv, 3417 South Halsted street. 

Young Men's Democratic Club, 1657 
West 69th street. 

Liberty Star Benevolent Association, 
588 West 18th street. 

Plattdeutsche Gilde No. 2, 710 Blue 
Island avenue. 

Carnation Verein, Garfield and Lar- 
rabee street. 

Society St. Barthomieja, 125 Front 
street. 

Vorwaerts Mannerchor, 6058 Morgan 
street. 

Niagara Aid Society, 200 West Divi- 
sion street. 

Singing Society Bjorguin, 876 North 
Artesian avenue. 

Cesko Slovansky Society, 2035 West 
47th street. 



Sokol Slavsky, 400 West 18th street. 

Sbor Premyslovna No. 5, J. C. D., 400 
West 18th street. 

Peccalos Benefit and Aid Society, 291 
East 35th street. 

Frithiof Lodge No. 6, L 0. V., 1351 
Diversey boulevard. 

Lake View Tent, No. 28, K. 0. T. M., 
1351 Diversey boulevard. 

Deutsch American Frauen Verein, 
2503 Kensington avenue. 

Abeiter Kranken and Sterbe Kaase, 
No. 106, 2503 Kensington avenue. 

German American Workmen Sick and 
Ben. Association, 710 Blue Island avenue. 

Dr. Tes. Auszras Vortu, S. M. P., 19th 
and Leavitt streets. 

Stockyard Fishing and Hunting Club, 
3700 Went worth avenue. 

Sons of Liberty Society, 32-4 Emma 
street. 

Bl. P. M. Lourdski, No. 28, 32-4 Emma 
street. 

The Crane Company Bowling League,